19-year-old from Cincinnati found dead along I-71

19-year-old from Cincinnati found dead along I-71
Police identify body found along I-71. (Source: Dakota, Michael)

MADISON COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A 19-year-old male found dead along I-71 near Columbus was from Cincinnati, Madison County Sheriff’s Office detectives say.

The sheriff’s office received a call early Thursday morning from a passerby about a body lying along the roadway in a rural area of southern Madison County.

The victim was identified Friday as Rodney Watkins of Cincinnati.

The Madison County Sheriffs Department said Watkins died of gunshot wounds.

Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the state’s official crime lab, is also investigating.

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