Update: The victim found dead alongside I-70 yesterday has been identified as 42-year-old Robert J. Coleman.
His body was not struck by a vehicle but, rather, Police believe his body was dumped after he died from an overdose.
Police are still investigating.
UPDATE 10/3/18: Body found off the highway yesterday has been identified as 42yo Robert Coleman (M/W). CPD Homicide Unit: The victim was not struck by a vehicle. His body appears to have been dumped after dying from an OD. Info-CPD: 614-645-4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org https://t.co/dRKdpCJMnA
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) October 3, 2018
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10/02/2018: Police closed all eastbound lanes of I-70 this morning after a dead body was found.
The Columbus Division of Police received multiple calls about a body left on the side of I-70 at W Mound St. near Cooper Stadium, reports 10TV.
ODOT has since reopened eastbound lanes of I-70.
The Columbus Police Homicide Unit & Accident Investigation Unit are on scene.
All lanes of I-70 east NOW OPEN at I-670. pic.twitter.com/Cp0BQs31WS
— ODOT Columbus (@ODOT_Columbus) October 2, 2018
FYI: Today 10/2/18@7:36am CPD received multiple calls about a body on the left side of the roadway on I70EB@W Mound St. near Cooper Stadium. A victim was located & pronounced at scene. Investigation underway. Homicide Unit & Accident Investigation Unit responded.
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) October 2, 2018