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Police investigating southeast Kansas man's death

ARCADIA, Kan. | The Crawford County Sheriff is investigating the death of an Arcadia man who was found dead after a domestic dispute.

Sheriff Sandy Horton says the body of 29-year-old Justin Schmitz was found Sunday when officials were responding to a report of domestic dispute at the home.

The Joplin Globe reports that Horton says he believes Schmitz started the fire but would not release any other details about the death.

The sheriff's office says 31-year-old Amber Schmitz reported early Sunday that she and her husband were arguing. She told officers her husband shot at her car as she left with her mother, but neither woman was injured.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the house when they noticed smoke, went inside and found the body.

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Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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