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Autopsy shows Imam Mohamed Adam shot multiple times

Mohamed Hassan Adam
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Mohamed Hassan Adam

An autopsy report from the Franklin County Coroner's Office shows that a well-known Imam and pillar of central Ohio's Muslim and Somali communities was shot multiple times.

Imam Mohamed Hassan Adam, 48, was found dead on December 24 inside a van off Joyce and Windsor avenues. He was last seen on December 22.

The autopsy report, released Wednesday, showed Adam was shot at least four times.

Adam was a longtime Imam at the Masjid Abu Hurairah mosque on the Northeast Side.

Columbus Police have released a video, dated December 22, that shows a man driving the van in which Adam’s body was discovered.

Investigators said the driver of the van appeared to be wearing a red bandana and latex gloves.

The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Central Ohio Crime Stoppers are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the investigation.

Matthew Rand is the Morning Edition host for 89.7 NPR News. Rand served as an interim producer during the pandemic for WOSU’s All Sides daily talk show.