Body found on I-70 East near downtown Columbus

Contributed Photo/WBNS-TV
Contributed Photo/WBNS-TV

The discovery of a body on Interstate 70 near downtown Columbus shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway for a portion of the morning.

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Columbus police received multiple calls about a body on the side of the road between the Interstate 670 and Interstate 71 interchanges around 9 a.m., our news partners WBNS-TV report.

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A victim was found and pronounced dead at the scene, the station reports.

The police investigation blocked all eastbound lanes until around 11 a.m.

Additional details were not available. The identity of the deceased and their suspected cause of death has not been released.