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Doctor facing charges dead

Dr. Martins T. Ugwu-Dike was found dead Thursday, April 12, of an apparent suicide. | Photo by Mark Rogers

A Columbia doctor arrested on March 27 and charged with attempted rape has been found dead in his home.
Dr. Martins T. Ugwu-Dike, 50, apparently committed suicide before noon Thursday at his home in Canebrake in Lamar County.
Columbia Police Department Detective Lt. Richard Pack confirmed that Lamar County officials were investigating the incident.

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