Arrest Made in West Columbia Suspicious Death Investigation

3:02 PM, Aug 2, 2013   |    comments
Mykell Lerch (image courtesy W. Columbia P.D.)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --The West Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in the suspicious death of Mark A. Ziegler, 32.

Zeigler's body was found inside of a home off of Seminole Dr. in West Columbia on Thursday morning.

Investigators have charged Mykell Anthony Lerch, 21 with one count of Murder in connection with the altercation that led to the death of Zeigler.

Investigators say that the two men were fighting in their home when Lerch strangled Zeigler to death.

Lerch is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting his bond hearing.

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