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MEDIA RELEASE – Death Investigation

Police Department Press Release

January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
Released by Maj. B. Henderson


On Wednesday morning, January 25, 2023, at approximately 7:00 AM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department, along with first responder units from the Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS, were dispatched to a residence in the 300 block of W. Park St., in Pittsburg, in reference to a report of an emergency medical situation involving a traumatic injury.

Upon arrival, responders located a 25-year-old female subject in the residence, who sustained what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The female subject was initially transported to Ascension Via Christi for emergency treatment, and later to Freeman Health in Joplin, Missouri. On early Friday morning, January 27, 2023, the female subject passed away.

There were no indications of foul play, and a firearm was found on scene at the time of the initial call. The Crawford County Coroner’s Office is assisting, and the decedent was sent to Kansas City for autopsy.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.