News Joplin MOTrending

Two bodies discovered in Avilla residence Sunday evening


A suspect has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two individuals who were found deceased in an Avilla residence.

At 4:30 AM Monday morning, 24-year-old Reeds resident Kevin Johnson was arrested for homicide; Johnson is currently being held in the Jasper County Jail awaiting formal charges, according to a police report.

An autopsy has been scheduled for today.

The investigation is ongoing.



At around 5:30 PM Sunday evening, an individual was checking on a friend when they encountered a locked door to a residence in Avilla, MO, according to reports.

The individual could see someone through a window, but couldn’t get them to come to the door.

The Avilla Fire Department was contacted to assist with entry; Two deceased individuals were found inside the residence.

The victims have yet to be identified, so names have not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

Show More
Back to top button