Columbia Homicide Investigation
The department says a 911 call was made from an apartment on Cynthia Drive in Northwest Columbia around 4:05 Wednesday morning. A caller said the people inside the apartment were beaten and robbed. By the time the police arrived, the caller was not in the apartment anymore.
Officers found Carlos Kelly of Columbia dead on the scene. In a press release, Captain Bran Nelson wrote the cause of death did not appear to be natural. This is the first homicide investigation of the year.
Anyone with information can call the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (573)875-8477.