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      Teen found dead in Columbia motel

      Officers got an anonymous 911 call from a man at the Providence Inn and Suites Motel.

      Columbia police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl.

      They found her body in a motel shortly before 6 a.m. yesterday morning.

      Officers got an anonymous 911 call from a man at the Providence Inn and Suites Motel at the corner of Providence Road and Vandiver Drive.

      The unidentified caller told police he found an unconscious girl in his room and then hung up.

      Investigators said the victim had been previously reported as a runaway.

      Police notified the next of kin but are not releasing the victim??s name.

      If you have any information about the investigation police want you to call Columbia CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.