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Joplin police investigate possible elder abuse after 87-year-old dies

JOPLIN, Mo. - The Joplin Police Department is conducting a death investigation after an 87-year-old died at the hospital.

On August 19th, 2019 around 4:20 pm, a Joplin Police Officer went to Freeman Hospital about a report of possible elderly abuse or neglect.

Upon arrival, the officer contacted a representative of Health and Senior Services. The representative stated that an elderly female, 87-years-old, had been admitted to the hospital with injuries.

On August 20th around 7:10 am, the woman passed away.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. The death investigation is ongoing.

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