Body found on 23rd St. home in Columbus

Body found in Columbus
The scene at 615 23rd Street. (Source: Tesia Reed/WTVM)
The scene at 615 23rd Street. (Source: Tesia Reed/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A male body has been found in a home on 23rd Street in Columbus, according to Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton.

There is no positive identification of the person and Newton could not release a manner of death at this time. The body was described as a black male.

Deputy Coroner Newton said the body was found "badly decomposed" inside the back portion of the home and had "been there for a while." Newton said the man is believed to be homeless because he was using the Rose Hill Clothing Bank.

He was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday. No foul play is suspected at this time. The home is located at 615 23rd St.

The Columbus Police Department are on the scene investigating.

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