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Death Investigation 2602 S Vermont Joplin Mo

Press Release Death Investigation

Media Contact: Captain Nick Jimenez 417-623-3131 ext 676

On November 11th, 2019 Joplin Police Department investigators were conducting a neighborhood canvass in reference to an arson investigation that took place at 2605 S. New Hampshire Ave. During the neighborhood canvass information was developed on an unrelated case. Information was brought forward that a deceased person was inside the residence of 2602 S. Vermont Ave. Multiple follow ups by investigations were conducted on November 12th, 2019 by Joplin Police investigators. A search warrant for 2602 S. Vermont Ave was executed by the Joplin Police Department on November 12th, 2019. The search located a deceased adult male in a freezer inside the residence. The investigation is on-going. An autopsy is being scheduled for the deceased male. Identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and positive identification of the body. If you have any information or tips about this investigation you are asked to contact Sgt. Wolf at 417-623-3131 x881 or awolf@joplinmo.org

Photo Credit: Jeremy Scherle/Regional Entertainment

Update – On November 13th, 2019 a warrant was issued for Abandonment Of A Corpse for Barbara J. Watters, 67 years of age of 2602 S. Vermont Joplin, MO in reference to this investigation. The bond amount has been set at $100,000 cash. Below is pic of suspect and vehicle model

Barbara J. Watters

Joplin High School Student Passes Away After Practice


A press Conference was held shortly after 8:15pm this evening at the Joplin South Middle School.

Today at approximately 5:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Joplin High School Kaminsky Gym, where the high school football team was practicing indoors. A sophomore student had a medical emergency following conditioning and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Official Statement-

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we can now share the tragic loss of Kadin Roberts-Day due to cardiac arrest. Coach Jasper and his coaching staff, his teammates, fellow teachers and students at Joplin Schools remember Kadin as an extremely presentable and caring student.

Counselling services have been made available to any student or staff needing support and will continue for the coming days. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends

(Press Conference)

Photos: Jeremy Scherle/Regional Entertainment News

Joplin woman’s body found in a drainage ditch

Joplin Mo- Joplin police and detectives are currently investigating after a woman’s body was found in a drainage ditch. Around 1 o-clock Saturday, near 2400 block of Perkins and Walnut street. Someone passing notified and took the correct action by calling local authorities.

Police don’t suspect any foul play at this time. The coroner’s office will transport the body for a autopsy to help identify the cause of death. Local authorities aren’t releasing the name of the woman, so her family can be notified.

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UPDATE 7-15-19 – The woman found deceased has been identified as Adriene Myers 39, of Joplin.