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JPD: Body Found, Autopsy Scheduled

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Authorities say the deceased is believed to be an adult male. They have not discovered the identity of the person. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at Frontier Forensics in Kansas City.

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Police are still trying to identify the body. They say the level of decomposition will make identification more difficult. No other details have been released.

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Joplin Police say a MODOT Mowing Crew discovered a body at the interchange of I-44/49 this morning (July 10th, 2018).

Officers responded and found the body on a hillside on the north side of the I-44 Westbound transition ramp to Southbound I-49.

Police are conducting a death investigation. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting officers.

KOAM/FOX 14 is on the scene. We'll have more details as they become available.

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