Deceased Man in Movie Theater Identified

5 years 4 months 6 days ago Sunday, May 11 2014 May 11, 2014 Sunday, May 11, 2014 2:24:03 PM CDT May 11, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - Joplin police say a 34-year-old man died in a Joplin theater and his body was discovered the next day.

Police say they don't suspect foul play in the death of Justin M. Roark, of Seneca. Police say Roark apparently attended a movie at the movie theater complex Thursday night and may have suffered a medical problem without anyone noticing.

The Joplin Globe reports a member of a cleaning crew found Roark's body Friday morning seated in one of the theaters.

Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel says toxicology tests are pending, but he anticipates ruling the death to be from natural causes.

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