Two arrested after body found at Columbus home

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COLUMBUS, Oh – Police responding to a wellness check request at a home on Ruma Road Saturday afternoon discovered the body of an adult man inside the home.

At around 2 pm, officers were dispatched to the home a the request of a third party who checked on the person who was not responding to communications and had not been seen.

“The caller conducted a well-being check at this residence and found the victim unresponsive. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male suffering from visible injuries,” the Columbus Police Department said.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by the Columbus Division of Fire.

William Barker has been charged with murder and tampering with evidence. Lance Harrison has been charged with tampering with evidence.

Police have not released any further details regarding this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.