Dead Body Found in Joplin Movie Theater



Joplin Police are investigating a dead body that was found at the Hollywood Northstar movie theater in Joplin this morning. Lt. Matt Stewart says a cleaning crew found the body in one of the theaters just after 8:30.

"We got a call from the theater. A cleaning person had located the body while cleaning out one of the theaters."

Police say the death doesn't seem to be suspicious. The person's name has not yet been released.

Stewart adds that police are working with the theater's management to find out whether or not the body was there when the theater closed last night, and if so, why none of the staff noticed.

Update 1:50pm:  Joplin Police have identified the victim as 34-year-old Justin M. Roark of Seneca.  Police say there is no foul play expected with this death.