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Authorities ID man found dead near Hilliard as missing person from Maryland

According to police, detectives were in the 600 block of Hilliard Rome Road around 1:40 p.m. looking for a person who was last seen a week ago.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Franklin County Coroner's Office has identified a person who was found dead near Hilliard on Tuesday afternoon as a missing man from Maryland.

Detectives with the Columbus Division of Police were searching in the area of 600 block of Hilliard Rome Road around 1:40 p.m. for a missing person.

While searching in the area, officers found a male body in the lot of a business.

The coroner's office identified the person as 44-year-old Hajid Jordan.

Police said Jordan, who was found with a gunshot wound, was reported missing out of Maryland.

Homicide detectives are investigating Jordan's death.

Police said Jordan was the person detectives were looking for in their search.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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