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2-year-old dies after alleged child abuse

A sad update regarding a child abuse case in Joplin. Read the full press releases below:

On June 2nd, 2020 at 8:13 P.M. the 2-year-old male identified as Jameson Long, died at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO while being treated for his injuries. An autopsy will be scheduled for this investigation. The child abuse investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131.


On May 31st, 2020 at approximately 9:32 A.M. Officers with the Joplin Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of east 8th St. for a 2-year-old male child not conscious and not breathing. Responding Officers started life saving measures upon arrival. The child was transported to a local hospital where he was later transported to Kansas City, MO for treatment. Through the investigation Brian Ogrodnick (22) of Joplin, MO was arrested for Abuse of a Child. The juvenile child is being treated in Kansas City, MO and is listed in critical condition.

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