Southeast Missouri Major Case Squad Activated to Investigate Homicide

The Southeast Missouri Major Case Squad was activated to investigate a deadly stabbing in Sikeston, Missouri. Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Jared Dante Tipler. Officials say family members told them the victim identified as a female and went by the name Nina Pop. Officers found Pop’s body Sunday night around 9 p.m. after receiving a call about an unresponsive person at an apartment at 600 South New Madrid Street. Authorities said it appears someone assaulted Pop and she died from her injuries. Police say investigators are actively conducting interviews as they try to build a timeline on the victim’s whereabouts and gather any suspect information. Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to contact the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 573-471-4711 or Crime Stoppers Hotline at 573-471-1500. All tips can remain anonymous.

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