Victim ID’d in homicide investigation on 1st Ave. in Columbus

Published: Sep. 30, 2023 at 11:25 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2023 at 11:16 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - According to officials, the Columbus Police Department’s death investigation in the 1100 block of 1st Avenue in Columbus is now being ruled as a homicide.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, the victim, 44-year-old Willie Edward Foster suffered from blunt-force trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:07 a.m.

The identity of the victim is unknown at this time.

Stay with News Leader 9 as we continue to gather more information.