Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Skeletal remains identified as Joplin man missing since September

(From the Joplin Police Department)

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the Joplin Police Department request your assistance.

The skeletal remains that were recovered near Carterville, Mo. on June 3rd 2015 have tentatively been identified by authorities as Jonny Slater. Mr. Slater was reported missing, from his residence located at 514 S. St. Louis St., to the Joplin Police Department on 09-04-2014.

The skeletal remains have been sent to a forensic laboratory in Texas for DNA verification.

Preliminary investigations lead investigators to believe that the cause of death is suspicious in nature. If you have information about the disappearance of Jonny Slater please contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office or the Joplin Police Department.

J.P.D. Detective Sgt. Larry Swinehart

J.C.S.O. Detective Michael Hollier
417-358-8177 ext. 1260

Tips Hotline: 417-358-TIPS

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