Body of missing woman found at abandoned east side apartment building

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are investigating after a body of a missing woman was found overnight in east Columbus.

The body of 24-year-old Jessica N. Harris was found at an abandoned apartment complex near the intersection of Rand Avenue and Allendale Drive, just off East Livingston Avenue.

Police sent a missing adult alert out for Harris Thursday, saying she had not been seen since Tuesday.

Homicide and missing persons detectives went to the apartment building shortly after a.m. in an effort to find Harris. She was pronounced dead at 2:23 a.m.

Police say Harris recently became friends with with 26-year-old Alan A. Stewart. Investigators found Stewart became upset with Harris during an argument.

Harris’ cause of death has not been officially determined, but police say she did suffer stab wounds.

Stewart was injured in a separate incident and is currently in custody at an area hospital.

Harris’ death is the 12th homicide so far in 2016.

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