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Police Investigate Dead Man Found at Columbia, SC, Self-Storage Facility


Police are investigating a dead body found inside a self-storage building in downtown Columbia, S.C. The man was discovered just before 5 p.m. on Sunday by employees of U-Haul Moving & Storage at 1037 Elmwood Ave., according to Jennifer Timmons, a public information officer for the Columbia Police Department.

An autopsy will be performed today by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts to determine the cause of death. Police don’t suspect foul play, and the person wasn’t a U-Haul employee, the source reported. It isn’t clear if he was a tenant at the facility. Investigators are reviewing the property’s security footage.

Established in 1945, U-Haul has more than 44 million square feet of storage space at its owned facilities throughout North America.


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