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Columbus police identify body found in east Columbus home

Columbus police are on the scene of murder mystery after a body was discovered near downtown Tuesday morning. (WSYX/WTTE){ }

Columbus police are on the scene of what they're investigating as a homicide after a body was discovered near downtown Tuesday morning.

Responding officers say they were dispatched to a home on East 2nd Avenue, near Cleveland Avenue, at 10:45 a.m. on a report of a disturbance inside the home.

After getting to the house and not seeing anyone, officers pushed the door open. That's when they spotted the body of male who is believed to be in his 20's. The man has been identified as 30-year-old Tray Lee Bays.

Investigators want to locate and speak with the home owner.

So would the woman who said the father of her child owned the property.

"It was a shooting and someone was dead on the inside and I came out here and rolled past and noticed it all roped off" the woman said.

A witness claimed he heard screaming coming from inside the home around 4:45am as he headed toward a bus stop.

Police have not determined how the victim died, but evidence at the scene indicates the victim was murdered

Investigators spent the day hauling away two vehicles parked behind the property, and kept the area blocked off for more than eight hours as they collected evidence.

This marks the 113th homicide this year, tying it for the second deadliest year in Columbus history (1992). Only 1991 had more murders (139).

The identity of the victim is being with held until next of kin is notified.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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