COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police identified the man found dead inside a vehicle in southeast Columbus as 23-year-old Tymar Orlando Whitsett Jr.
He was reported missing on March 15. Detectives are treating this case as a homicide.
On April 13, officers were called to the 1500 block of Smith Road on reports of a foul odor coming from a vehicle that was in a parking lot for a month.
Police found a silver Nissan Sentra when they arrived at the scene.
Officers say when they opened the vehicle, they found a Whitsett under a blanket in the back seat.
According to police, medics pronounced Whitsett dead at 9:08 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.
This is the 58th homicide in Columbus in 2021.