Joplin police investigate child abuse incident

One woman arrested, one man wanted
Joplin police investigate child abuse incident

Joplin, Missouri police are searching for 28-year-old Adam J. Duncan in connection to a child abuse case.

Around 10:19 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th, 2018, officers from the Joplin Police Department responded to a local hospital and began an child abuse investigation involving a 4-year-old child. Detectives arrested a woman in the case and submitted charges to the Jasper County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities say they’ve been working since to find and arrest a second suspect in the case. They are asking for the public’s help in finding Adam J. Duncan, 28, of Joplin. If you have information on his whereabouts, contact police at 417-623-3131.