Columbus Police investigating 63-year-old man’s death as a homicide

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police said a man they found dead in his home Monday was the victim of a homicide.

Police said they were called to the 1400 block of Fahlander Drive South at 12:17 p.m. Monday for a wellness check.

Once officers arrived, they found Randy Gwirtz, 63, unresponsive inside the home. He was pronounced dead by emergency medical services at 12:58 p.m.

The coroner’s office has ruled that Gwirtz died as a result of a homicide.

This is the 87th homicide in Columbus in 2021.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4730.

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