Police ID Decomposed Remains Found In Columbus Home


UPDATED: Friday May 23, 2014 5:27 PM

Columbus police have identified a body discovered on Thursday that was badly decomposed in a Colmbus home as that of Michael Freeman.

The partial body parts were found in Freeman's home on Holton Avenue.

Sources close to the investigation tell 10TV that three men, including Freeman, had been living in the house and that they are developmentally disabled.

Witnesses told detectives the roommates were notoriously heavy drinkers.

Police say Freeman's body was so badly decomposed that the maintenance worker who discovered the remains believed it was dismembered.  Neighbors say he had been missing for weeks.

Investigators have interviewed at least one person who was living at the house. The whereabouts of another roommate are currently unknown.

Investigators say at this point, they can't rule out the possibility that Freeman's death was natural, or an accident, and the body was concealed by someone in a moment of panic.

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