Coroner identifies body found in Augusta Canal

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AUGUSTA (WRDW) -- Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says 61-year-old Al Jerome Childs is the man found in the Augusta Canal Saturday.

Bowen says Childs lived on Courtland Drive off Sand Bar Ferry Road. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office used fingerprints to make the positive ID.

Bowen says the cause of death is still pending.

Deputies say a fisherman found Childs' body in the Canal near the intersection of 13th Street and Telfair Street. Investigators say there were no signs of visible injuries on the body.

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