Woman’s body found in drainage ditch

Joplin police investigate
Woman’s body found in drainage ditch

Joplin police detectives are investigating after the body of a woman was found in a drainage ditch.

Someone passing by noticed it and called police to the 2400 block of Perkins near Walnut street around one o’clock Saturday afternoon.

Police don’t suspect foul play. The coroner’s office will transport the body for autopsy to help identify a cause of death.

Police are not releasing the identity of the woman at this time so family can be notified.

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