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Dublin: Body believed to be that of man reported missing in December

Police are awaiting results of a DNA test after a body found was found in Hilliard.

A body matching the description of a man last seen in Dublin was found Wednesday, May 1, in Hilliard.

At 6:30 p.m. May 1, several young men found a body in a wooded area south of Hayden Run Road and west of Wilcox Road while playing paint ball and called Hilliard Police.

The Hilliard and Dublin police pieced together information and, based on the description of clothing, believe the body found is that of Siva Kumar Singhal-Gadwal, a man from India that was last seen in Dublin in December.

Singhal-Gadwal was visiting family in the Perimeter Drive area of Dublin when he went for a walk and didn't return.

The cause of death and identity of the body are awaiting further investigation by the Franklin County Coroner.

Other recent Dublin police reports include:

* A backpack, computer, tablet computer, iPod and clothing were reported stolen from a residence in the 3800 block of Gabrielle Drive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 29.

A back door at the residence was found unlocked, but the resident said it was locked when she left. She was also unable to secure the door after finding the items missing.

* A woman reported seeing a man at Amberleigh Park, 8355 Amberleigh Way, with his hands down his pants between 2 and 2:14 p.m. May 3.

She told police when she approached the man, he got into a tan car and left.

* A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 6300 block of Emerald Parkway between 3:45 and 4:30 p.m. April 29.

Reports said a cutting tool was used to remove the converter from the vehicle.

* A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 6500 block of Emerald Parkway between 1 and 5:30 p.m. April 29.

Another vehicle parked within the same block between 1:20 and 6:41 p.m. April 29 also had a catalytic converter stolen.

* A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 4200 block of W. Dublin-Granville Road between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. April 26.

The reporting party said his car was loud when he started it and when he took it to a shop, they told him the converter had been stolen.

* Four credit cards were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 6200 block of Cosgray Road between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. April 27.

The woman realized the cards were missing after she received a call regarding purchases made near Akron.

* A woman reported her purse and its contents were stolen after she accidentally left the purse in a shopping cart outside a business in the 6500 block of Sawmill Road between 12:45 and 1 p.m. April 27.