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Joplin police investigate homicide

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News release from Joplin Police Department

On November 9, 2014 at 10:33 A.M the Joplin Police Department responded to 125 S. McConnell Ave. for a report of unknown trouble.

Officers located a deceased male inside the residence and investigators were summoned when it was determined to be a suspicious death.

At this time the name of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation lead to the arrest of Adan Bautista age 17 of that address for Hindering Prosecution (Class D Felony) and Leonardo M. Mendoza. Age 29 also of that address for 1st Degree Murder. Both subjects are being held in the Joplin City Jail pending filing of formal charges.

An autopsy will be completed on the victim today at 11:00 AM at Frontier Forensics located in Kansas City, KS. 

The investigation continues.

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