Man's body found in Alum Creek Thursday afternoon is second in two days in area waterways




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  • 2022-11-25 13:31:42Z
  • By The Columbus Dispatch
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For the second time in two days, Columbus police are investigating after a man's body was found Thursday afternoon in an area waterway along a public trail.

Around 12:50 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the Alum Creek Trail after it was reported that there was a body in Alum Creek off the trail. The body was found under the Alum Creek bridge off Ohio 161 near Strawberry Farms Boulevard on the city's Northeast Side.

Police have not released any additional information, including whether the man's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Related coverage:Columbus police identify murder suspect and body found in pond along trail on West Side

The discovery came about 27 hours after the body of 51-year-old Robert Marsh III was found in a pond along the Camp Chase Trail at Wilson Road Park on the city's West Side.

Marsh's body was found around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday by a person walking in the area.

Police determined Marsh was killed in an altercation with 46-year-old John Ferry, who is listed in court records as living on the "streets of Columbus."

As of Friday morning, Ferry was not yet in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

bbruner@dispatch.com

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Man's body found in Alum Creek is second in a waterway in two days

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