UPDATED: Police investigate Tuesday death as possible homicide

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Poplar Bluff Police Detective Corey Mitchell photographs the scene outside a home in the 1500 block of Vincent Street Tuesday afternoon.
DAR/Michelle Friedrich

Local authorities are investigating a possible homicide, which occurred Tuesday afternoon in south Poplar Bluff.

The investigation into a “possible homicide (involves) a family member, who is the suspect and is in custody,” said Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley.

The victim has not been identified at this time.

Poplar Bluff Police Patrolman Cody Trout (right) talks with Sgt. Dusty Johnson as he maintains the log of those entering the homicide scene on Vincent Street Tuesday afternoon.
DAR/Michelle Friedrich

Authorities learned of the incident when police “dispatch received a phone call at 2:20” p.m., said Whiteley.

Officers were dispatched two minutes later, Whiteley said, with initial officers arriving two minutes after that at the scene in the 1500 block of Vincent Street.

Crime scene tape was seen stretching across the driveway and front yard of the ranch-style house Tuesday afternoon.

As police Patrolman Cody Trout recorded anyone entering the scene, Detective Corey Mitchell took photographs of the carport area of the home and Detective Joey Woodruff collected evidence.

Further details were not available as of press time.

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