Man dies in Joplin City Jail, investigation underway

JOPLIN, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a Joplin man dies while in police custody. Nicholas Bartlett, 21, was pronounced dead at 1:15 AM on September 16th while he was in custody at the Joplin City Jail. The Jasper County coroner says a preliminary autopsy shows the cause of death was asphyxiation by hanging. []

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