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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department responded to a call at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in West Columbia.

They are investigating a death that has not yet been verified as foul play or not. CPD is currently waiting on the investigative team to be granted a search warrant. 

"The death was discovered by a family member and they called in at 4:12 p.m.," Sergeant Mike Youtsey said. 

CPD arrived on the scene three minutes later, but in order to continue with a proper investigation a search warrant is necessary. According to Sgt. Youtsey, requesting a search warrant is typical procedure in death investigations.

CPD is staying at the house to keep crime scene integrity, and are waiting for detectives and the warrant. 

The forensic and detective teams arrived at 10 p.m., the investigation is still ongoing.