Coroner: Woman found dead in Columbia home was strangled

Published: Sep. 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2015 at 10:32 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause of death for a woman who was found dead in a Columbia home on Tuesday to be homicide.

Gary Watts said 46-year-old Ann Marie Johnson died from strangulation.

Columbia police officers found Johnson at her home on Paul Street while performing a welfare check around 11:30 a.m.

No other details have been made public.

The Columbia Police Department is investigating. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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