Veteran found dead in Hilltop home, two people in custody

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Two people are in custody after police say they were found in the vehicle of a veteran who was found dead in a Hilltop neighborhood home Monday afternoon.

According to Columbus police, officers were sent to a home on the 200 block of North Wayne Avenue around 1:14pm to check on the well-being of the resident.

Officers found the victim dead inside the home.

The victim’s vehicle, a red GMC Jimmy, was recovered by police a short distance away. Two people were taken into custody from inside the vehicle. Police call them persons of interest.

A man who says the victim was his great uncle said the victim was a Vietnam veteran.

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