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Columbus Police investigate suspicious death

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Columbus Police are investigating a suspicious death after a man is found dead inside an East Carver Heights home.

The body of 56-year-old Jerome Menefee was found around 5 AM Monday in a house on Ruben Street, located between Illges Road and Morris Road.

Investigators say they don't know yet how Menefee died, adding there were no obvious or outward signs of injury.

His body has been sent for an autopsy.

Police reports indicate he had black eyes when he was found.

Menefee's home address is listed as being on Harness Drive which is only one street over from where his body was found.

According to detectives, Menefee fell on nearby Enoch Drive around 10:30 Sunday night. Residents in the area brought him to the Ruben Street home where he laid down. They tell police he had no signs of injury. After a few hours, he started having difficulty breathing but had died by the time emergency responders got there.

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