The Columbia Police Department has identified the individual who was found deceased in the kitchen area of ABC Chinese Cuisine, 3510 Interstate 70 Dr. SE, on Feb. 18.
During the investigation, CPD was able to determine that the individual made an entry while the business was closed in what appeared to be an attempted burglary. CPD was unable to immediately identify the deceased individual. Fingerprints were collected and sent to a national database for identification purposes.
Using the information received from the national database, CPD was able to identify the individual as being a foreign national from Vietnam. Detectives are still attempting to notify next of kin.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous
Case number: 2019-001619