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'Severely decomposed' body found in west Columbus

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found this morning.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found Thursday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call shortly after 11 a.m. from someone saying they found a body behind a movie theater in the 4200 block of Lincoln Park Court.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office says Franklin Township police found a body of a “severely decomposed” male that “had been there for some time.”

Due to the condition of the body, they are unable to determine how the man died, how long the body has been there or the identity.

The sheriff’s office is continuing their investigation.