Police investigate body found in Joplin house fire

UPDATE: Name released of man found dead in Joplin house fire

JOPLIN, Mo. – Police conduct a death investigation following a fire in northeast Joplin.

Yesterday evening the Joplin Fire Department responded to a house fire at 223 South Galena Avenue. Firefighters found a man already dead inside.

Joplin Police Department is investigating. There’s no word yet on whether investigators suspect foul play.

Police say they’ll release the victim’s name once they track down the next of kin.