Body found at Eagle Picher identified, autopsy complete

Eagle Picher Joplin, July 8, 2020

Eagle Picher, Joplin, July 8, 2020

JOPLIN, Mo. – Authorities identify the man who’s body was found outside Eagle Picher as Adam J. Wahtola, 30, of Joplin.

According to Joplin Police Captain William Davis, authorities were called to 1216 W. C Street on July 8, 2020. Police say an employee found the body of an adult male about 150 feet inside the property, near the fence line.

The coroner’s office completed the autopsy on Thursday and found nothing suspicious. Authorities are waiting on toxicology reports to help determine the cause of death.