Update: Missing doctor's body found

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By: Staff Email

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- It all started with a car which led investigators on a search for 60-year-old Charles Mann.

Just 48 hours after he was last seen, investigators finally found him. Investigators say they found Mann's body in this creek off of Willis Forman Road just about 10 miles from where they say he was murdered.

The suspect is 22-year-old Glenn Riggs II and his home on Dublin Drive in South Augusta is where investigators say Diggs met Mann all before robbing and killing him.

"I can't see this coming out of him, but you know there's people like that," said Jermaine Parker who lives in the neighborhood too.

He walks the streets of his neighborhood often. As he walked by 2604 Dublin Drive Saturday night, he knew something wasn't right.

"As I'm passing his house, I see the two cop cars and the crime scene truck and I'm like what's going on," he said.

Parker knew Diggs fairly well. He told News 12's Patrick Price, "We spoke a couple of times, he came outside with his snake, but he's not real talkative."

So it's hard for him to understand what went on just a block away from where he lives.

"Knowing he stayed right there, I knew his dad, his dad was real quiet, so to hear this and to put it together with what happened last night, I was really confused," Parker said.

What's more shocking for him and his other neighbors is that it happened so close to home.

"From me knowing him and speaking with him the few times I did, that's kinda hard for me to believe," Parker said.

Updated story

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- News 12 has confirmed the body of Dr. Charles Mann has been found, and a suspect involved in his disappearance has been arrested.

Glenn Vincent Riggs II, 22, has been booked into the Richmond County Jail, charged with robbery by force and murder.

News 12 has confirmed after the arrest, it was learned Mann was murdered while he was at Riggs' home on Dublin Drive.

Dr. Mann's body discovered in Spirit Creek off Willis Foreman Road.

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten says Mann died as a result of manual strangulation and blunt-force injuries.

Stay with News 12 as we learn more.

Original story

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Augusta, Ga. (WRDW) - All that's left is a car and the driver is no where to be found.

"Obviously that's a suspicious situation," said Lt. Lewis Blanchard with the Richmond County Sheriffs Office.

Deputies say Charles Mann's 2006 Honda Civic was found around 9 p.m. Friday night.

"We were called to the scene at Old Louisville Road and Satcher Road," he said.

When investigators got to the scene, they found the car a good 200 feet from the main road.

A helicopter was called out along with the crime scene unit.

"We've got family members and others that investigators are speaking with and trying to determine exactly what has happened," said Lt. Blanchard.

Investigators say Mann traveled for work commuting to south Georgia on the weekends.

"He is a doctor in Barnwell, South Carolina and works with the hospital over there," Blanchard said. "He lives in Barnwell and he also lives in in Georgia as well, so he works in this area and does a little bit of commuting."

Deputies are still searching for Mann.

"We canvased the area and really as of right now, just can't give out much information but we are still following any leads," he said.

Until then, they'll be counting on the public to help find someone who might have lost their way.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A man is missing after the Richmond County Sheriff's Office found his car off the 3400 block of Old Louisville Road.

Dr. Charles Mann was last seen during the evening of Nov. 21. in Barnwell, S.C.

The 2006 blue Honda Civic was found Friday night.

Mann lives in Barnwell during the weekdays and returns to his family on weekends in Kathleen, Ga.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone with information on Mann's whereabouts. The Sheriff's Office number is 706-821-1080.


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