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Body Discovered By MODOT Crews At I-44/49 Interchange

The body of what is believed to be an adult male was discovered by MODOT crews just after 9:30 Tuesday morning. The unidentified body was found near the I-44/49 interchange. Joplin Police say the body was found on a hillside near the ramp underneath 249 that leads to southbound I-49. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is also assisting with the investigation. Police Captain Trevor Duncan says an autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday morning in Kansas City. News Talk KZRG will continue to be in contact with police for the very latest updates.

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