Police say boy spotted dead man at Columbus car lot

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Police in central Indiana say a 5-year-old boy spotted a deceased man's body inside a building at a former car lot.

Columbus police Lt. Matt Myers says the boy was playing Sunday at the former Wright's Auto Sales location when he looked inside the building and saw a body face down on the floor. The boy's parents called police, who had to have firefighters pry open the door that had been locked from the inside.

Myers tells The Republic that the 59-year-old man appears to have been dead for some time and that foul play wasn't suspected.

Myers says the man's identity has been confirmed but wasn't being immediately released.

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