Death toll in Joplin tornado reaches 160

Friday, July 29, 2011 | 10:09 a.m. CDT; updated 10:45 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 29, 2011

JOPLIN — The May 22 tornado in Joplin has claimed another victim, bringing the death toll to 160.

Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel said Thursday that 85-year-old J.T. Strickland died July 8 at a Monett nursing home of injuries he suffered in the tornado.

A funeral home handling arrangements says Strickland was a motel manager and Korean War veteran.


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