The investigation involving a possible serial killer in the Albuquerque, NM area has apparently made its way to Joplin. At this time, the Joplin Globe and Albuquerque TV stations are confirming that search warrants have been issued in downtown Joplin. There are differing reports regarding where these warrants have been executed for with some media outlets reporting searches taking place at a home and a photography studio. The FBI is involved in this search as well.
Thirteen bodies were discovered in 2009 in the West Mesa area of Albuquerque. All bodies were linked to disappearances between 2003 and 2007.
UPDATE (1:25 p.m.): Joplin Globe is confirming that there were three locations where investigators were searching -- Fox Farm Whole Foods on 32nd Street, Erwin Photo Studio on S. Main, and a home at 411 Main St. The Globe is also confirming that these addresses are connected to Ron Erwin. He is a Joplin business owner, best known for his store Eccentrix.