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Police Identify Body Found Outside Franklin Twp. Cemetery

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Police have identified the body of a man who was found shot to death outside a Franklin Twp. cemetery early Monday morning, but investigators do not know why the victim was killed, or who committed the murder.

The body of Akeem Jordell Johnson was discovered at Green Lawn Cemetery's entrance at approximately 2:30 a.m. by workers from a nearby psychiatric hospital, according to Franklin Co. Sheriff Zach Scott.

Detectives have confirmed that Johnson, 21, was not a patient at the hospital.

Johnson suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe Johnson's body was moved to the cemetery after he was shot.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact the Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at 614-525-3351.
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