Richmond Co. coroner confirms names of victims in triple murder

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Thursday, May 30, 2013

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed the identities of the three victims in last week's triple homicide.

The bodies of 65-year-old Roosevelt Jones, 64-year-old Edna Jones and 20-year-old Russell Jones were found in the woods in south Augusta.

Investigators have arrested Ryan Jones, the son of Roosevelt and Edna and brother of Russell, in connection to their murders. Ryan is charged with three counts of murder.

Bowen says the victims were identified through dental records and circumstantial evidence.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office had been waiting on dental confirmation to officially identify the victims, but according to a news release sent out last week, investigators had "have no reason to believe that the bodies located off of Matthew Court are anyone other than the remains of Roosevelt, Edna and Russell Jones."

The cause of death is still under investigation, and autopsy results are pending.

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