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Police identify missing man found dead inside vehicle at southeast Columbus parking lot

Tymar Whitsett Jr. was reported missing on March 15. His body was found inside a car on April 13.
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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.