The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 8, 2013

Teen’s death ruled suicide

From staff reports

— The Newton County coroner has ruled the Saturday death of a 15-year-old boy at his home near Joplin a suicide by gunshot.

Cooper Cianci is believed to have shot himself about noon Saturday inside his family’s home on Roblin Street, according to Coroner Mark Bridges. The death, which was discovered by a family member, was investigated by the Newton County Sheriff’s Department.