Deceased man in movie theater identified
JOPLIN, MO (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.
Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com