Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Today marks one-year since the murder of Joplin man; investigation continues

(From the Joplin Police Department)

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of Kenneth Jay Mathews. At 6:06 PM on 05/16/22 Jay was shot multiple times as he and a friend were walking in the 400 block of South Connor Avenue.

Jay was a father, brother, and uncle, and had many friends who considered him family. 

Over the past year investigators have followed up on more than 60 leads in an attempt to identify and charge the suspect(s) in this case. While we have received several helpful tips from the community, we are still seeking information.

If you have information regarding this case, please contact Sgt. Luke Stahl (417) 623-3131 ext. 1885.

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