Columbus Police say the death of a 56-year-old Columbus man whose body was found in the Crawfish River last December was an accident.

Lt. Darrell Ward said this week that the Daniel Martinelli death investigation found no foul play and the case is closed.

Martinelli was reported missing to the Columbus Police Department around 8:11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.  Martinelli was last seen leaving a downtown Columbus business on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2 a.m., according to police. Martinelli was last seen leaving the MP’s Town Tap in Columbus, according to a missing poster distributed by his family.

Martinelli’s body was found in the Crawfish River on Monday, Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

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