Man found dead near Joplin trolley stop identified

Captain William Davis, JPD's Public Information Officer, tells KOAM it was the body of Jeffrey Sherrick, 38, of Joplin.
Trolley stop where man was found dead in Joplin
Flowers were placed where a man's body was discovered next to a trolley stop on South Maiden Lane in Joplin on July 26, 2022.
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JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin police identify the man found dead in Cunningham Park near the trolley stop.

Captain William Davis, JPD’s Public Information Officer, tells KOAM it was the body of Jeffrey Sherrick, 38, of Joplin.

Previous Article: Cunningham Park Death Investigation, Joplin Police say man was located near Trolley Stop

The cause of death is still unknown and an autopsy will be performed. Authorities do not find his death to be suspicious.

Police received reports of a person down on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of S. Maiden Lane. A passerby noticed a man near the trolley stop and called 911.

Officers got there and found a middle-aged man deceased.

The initial investigation does not find it to be suspicious, with no signs of obvious trauma. However, Jasper County Coroner Randy Nace will investigate as well as JPD. 

Nace arrived shortly after 8 a.m. to claim the body.

People who spoke with Shannon Becker at the scene say they were familiar with the individual. More than one neighbor said he was walking around earlier that morning, before 7 a.m. in the area.

This is a developing news story, we will update information here as it becomes available from authorities.

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