Homicide Suspect's Vehicle Found Ablaze In Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have ended their search for a Joplin homicide suspect after finding the suspect's vehicle ablaze alongside a road.

Joplin police said on their Facebook page that the search for the suspect began when officers discovered a man dead Monday night while responding to a report of an assault. The post says the vehicle that the suspect was believed to be driving was later discovered on fire along a Jasper County road.

The release says the suspect from the Joplin homicide investigation is "no longer a threat" and that investigators aren't seeking any other suspects at this time. No other details were immediately released.

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