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Man found dead in freezer of Missouri home

During a search warrant, a man was found inside a freezer in a home in Joplin.
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JOPLIN, Mo. — An investigation is underway after police made a gruesome discovery at a home in Joplin.

Joplin Police Department investigators were doing a neighborhood canvass on Nov. 11 in connection to an arson investigation in the 2600 block of S. New Hampshire Ave.

While they were in the area, they were informed that a dead person was inside a home in the 2600 block of S. Vermont Ave. Police have not said how they were informed.

Investigators executed a search warrant for the home and were able to get inside on Nov. 12.

During the search, they found a dead man inside a freezer in the home. Police said an autopsy is being scheduled. The man has not been identified.

Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Wolf at 417-623-3131 ext. 881 or awolf@joplinmo.org.

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