Police Confirm Body Found Is Local Imam
Columbus police now confirm a body found last week inside a van was a well-known imam at a northeast side mosque.
Police on Sunday identified the body as Mohamed Hassan Adam. His death has been ruled a homicide.
His body was found inside a van off Joyce and Windsor avenues on Friday. Police have ruled his death a homicide.
Somali community members said Adam, 48, had been missing since Wednesday. Police said the investigation is still in the early stages and haven't released any information on a possible motive.
Adam was a longtime imam at the Masjid Abu Hurairah mosque on the Northeast Side.
The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and its national headquarters on Friday announced a $10,000 reward.