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Atlanta man wanted in Columbus Lakebottom murder

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -

Police are seeking an Atlanta man in connection with a murder this week in Lakebottom.  

Mark Merritt, 28, is wanted on murder and auto theft charges after Michael Crowley, 53, was found stabbed to death Tuesday night in his Lakebottom home on 18th Avenue.

It is believed that Crowley was killed sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday night. 
Investigators note there was no forced entry into the home.  Earlier that day, Cobb County police found Crowley's Ford Explorer near Atlanta. 

Merritt is from the Atlanta area and agencies there are assisting with the investigation.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Merritt please call police. 

FOX54 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as it becomes available.

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