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Police: Man's body found near wooded area in northeast Columbus

The body was found inside a van off of Windsor Avenue, west of Joyce Avenue.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man's body was found in a wooded area in northeast Columbus Friday, according to the Columbus Division of Police. 

On Sunday, police identified the man as Mohamed Hassan Adam, a local mosque leader who was reported missing last week.

Police said his body was found inside a van off of Windsor Avenue, west of Joyce Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 3:34 p.m.

Police said members of the Somali community found the body while they were looking for him.

Earlier Friday, the Somali community held a media event asking the public's help to find Mohammed Hassan Adam., a leader at a Columbus-area mosque.

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).

This is the 198th homicide in Columbus in 2021. 

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