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No charges expected in death of Joplin infant

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Updated December 2, 2013:  NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

On November 29, 2013 at approximately 5:44AM, the Joplin Emergency Communications Center received a call for a two month old child that was possibly deceased at the 1502 Michigan Place Apartments Building 9 Apartment 3. The Joplin Fire Department, METS Ambulance, as well as the Joplin Police Department responded to the scene.  EMS determined that the child was deceased.

On November 30, 2013 an autopsy was completed on the child in Kansas City, KS at Frontier Forensics.  Based upon the preliminary results of the autopsy and the initial findings of our investigation, we do not anticipate presenting any charges to the prosecutor in this case. 

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Posted November 29, 2013:  The Joplin Police Department is investigating the death of an infant at the Michigan Place Apartments.

Corporal Austin Wolf says officers were dispatched to a call for a deceased infant on Friday.  Detectives were also called to the scene.

Corporal Wolf says no arrests were made and no charges have been filed.  He says an autopsy is scheduled and the investigation is continuing.

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