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Girl, 16, found dead in Columbia, Mo. motel room

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Police in Columbia are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl found dead in a motel room.

On Thursday, at about 5:46 a.m., police responded to Providence Inn and Suites, according to the Columbia Tribune.

The paper reports an unidentified man called 911 and told dispatchers he found an unconscious woman in his room, then hung up, and was not at the motel when officers arrived.

The girl had been reported as a runaway.  Her name has not yet been released, nor has the manner in which she died.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.

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