The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Joplin Metro

January 3, 2012

Body of missing Joplin man found

JOPLIN, Mo. — The body of a missing Joplin man was discovered this afternoon inside his home in the Royal Heights neighborhood of Joplin.

The family of 44-year-old Charles Hayes came upon his body in the basement of his home and reported the discovery to police at 12:28 p.m. Investigators arrived at the residence on Manitou Street minutes later and began efforts to determine the cause and manner of his death.

Cpl. Chuck Niess of the Joplin Police Department said preliminary indications were that Hayes may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Search and rescue teams looked for Hayes in wooded areas along Turkey Creek on Monday due to family concerns about his well-being. Family members had reported Hayes missing Sunday night after coming across his keys, wallet, coat and cell phone inside his house but not finding him.


Text Only
Joplin Metro

A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. The proposed constitutional amendment passed the House earlier this month. If passed by the full Senate, the measure would head to the November ballot for voter approval. Would you vote in favor of it?

     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case