Man found dead on Fifth Street Friday night

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COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department told KOMU 8 News Friday night a man was found dead in the middle of the road on Fifth Street near Walnut.

Officers responded after receiving reports that a man was lying down in the street with an unknown injury.

Fifth Street and a nearby parking garage were closed until around 8:20 p.m. while police investigated the scene.

Police said no foul play was suspected.

Authorities said they will not release the name of the deceased until his family has been notified.

[Editor's note:] This story has been updated to contain the latest information.

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