Updated: Body found in Augusta Canal has been identified

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By: Staff Email
Body Found

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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Deputies have identified the body from in the Augusta Canal as Michael Glenn Sterns, 49, from Wapakoneta, Ohio.

His body was found Sunday afternoon near Telfair St. under the Calhoun Expressway.Investigators say it appears that Sterns was homeless and living under a bridge near the location.

Foul play is not suspected, but it has not been ruled out, the Sheriff's Office said. Sterns is scheduled for an autopsy at the GBI Atlanta Lab tomorrow or Wednesday.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Deputies are searching for answers after they find a body in the Augusta Canal.

Around 1:30 Sunday afternoon, Richmond County deputies responded to Telfair St. under the Calhoun Expressway in reference to a deceased person.

The body has been identified, but his identity will not be released until they notify the family.

Foul play is not suspected, but it has not been ruled out, the Sheriff's Office said.

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