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Body found by Broad River Road businesses, say Richland Co. cops who are investigating

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An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found near a number of Columbia restaurants around lunchtime Wednesday, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies responded to a call about the body in an alley just before 1 p.m., the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

The man was unresponsive when he was discovered in the 2600 block of Broad River Road, according to the news release.

That is midway in between Broad River Road’s intersections with St. Andrews Road and Interstate 20. Businesses on that block include Chop Stix Chinese Restaurant, Rush’s and El Cheapo gas station and convenience store.

Information on what caused the man’s death was not available.

He will be identified when the coroner’s office notifies his family.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State and McClatchy Carolinas Regional Team. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.
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