Man found dead on I-70 identified; police investigating possible overdose

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COLUMBUS -- Police believe the man found dead along Interstate 70 Tuesday morning was dropped off at that location and they are investigating a possible overdose as a cause in his death.

Authorities received multiple calls Tuesday morning about a body on the left side of I-70 near Mound St. When police arrived in the area, they located a man's body, later identified as 42-year-old Robert J. Coleman.

All eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed for several hours while police investigated the scene.

A spokesperson with the Columbus Division of Police says Coleman was not struck by a vehicle and they believe his body was dropped off on the side of the roadway. Police say they are investigating a possible overdose as a contributing factor to his death.

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