Body found along Interstate 70 in Columbia -

Body found along Interstate 70 in Columbia

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Columbia police are investigating after a body was found along Interstate 70.

Authorities received calls two calls Saturday reporting a large amount of blood, clothing and a shoe along the westbound lanes of the highway. Investigators say it appears the victim was hit by a car.

Investigators have tentatively identified the body as that a 36-year-old Columbia man. But Columbia Police Sgt. Curtis Perkins told the Columbia Daily Tribune they’re withholding the name until tests reach a positively identification.

Perkins says the preliminary ID was based on documents found nearby.


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