Friday, November 15, 2019
Autopsy: She didn't kill him- she just stashed his body in the freezer for a year
Barton's wife, Barbara J. Watters, 67, faces a felony charge of bandonment of a corpse and is being held in the Joplin City Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond
The Joplin Police Department, with the help of the U. S. Marshals Service, arrested Watters Thursday at 814 S. Jackson Avenue.
Barton's body had reportedly been dead for nearly a year. Joplin Police found the body while executing a search warrant at the home after receiving a tip that a body was being kept there.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the JPD news release.
(Note: The post has been edited to reflect that Watters is being held in the Joplin City Jail.)