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Woman whose body found in west Columbus alley identified, death under investigation

After a woman's body was found in a west Columbus alley, the coroner's office listed her cause of death as undetermined (WSYX/WTTE)

A woman found laying in an alley near Franklinton was identified as 28-year-old Jessica Beers, according to Columbus Police. But investigators say the cause of her death is still undetermined.

Beers was found dead shortly before 9:00 a.m. in an alley behind North Guilford Avenue, near a building labeled as a motorcycle club and a couple of abandoned houses. Police say they got a call about a body and when medics arrived, they found she was dead.

Officers say the investigation found Beers likely died as a result of a drug overdose, but it was also apparent she'd suffered a recent head injury. The coroner's office said the cause of death was undetermined.

Police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone with information to call.

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