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Crimestoppers: Suspicious Death Investigation

Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of a man who was found inside a motel room over the weekend.

Shortly before noon on May 30, 2021, officers were called to the Super 8 motel located at 5719 Fairfield Road. An employee called 9-1-1 after discovering an unresponsive man inside one of the rooms. EMS arrived on scene and officially pronounced the man deceased.

CPD investigators want to identify and locate a person of interest. The female pictured below was seen at the motel on Sunday and may have information that can help investigators with the case.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office will positively identify the man and determine the cause of death.

Citizens with information about the incident or the person of interest are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto:, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

DOWNLOAD the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.

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