Bodies of mom and her twin infants found in submerged car in Augusta

ShaQuia Philpot, 25, and her 10-month-old twins Cassius and Caysen Williams were found inside a...
ShaQuia Philpot, 25, and her 10-month-old twins Cassius and Caysen Williams were found inside a submerged car in Mayor's Pond Friday.(Philpot Family)
Published: Jul. 24, 2020 at 7:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2020 at 3:07 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is now investigating after the bodies of a woman and two small children were found in a submerged car in Mayor’s Pond.

An adult woman and two infants were found dead inside a submerged car in Mayor's Pond in Augusta.
An adult woman and two infants were found dead inside a submerged car in Mayor's Pond in Augusta.(WRDW/WAGT)

The Richmond County Coroner confirms 25-year-old ShaQuia Philpot and her two 10-month-old sons, Cassius and Caysen Williams, were found inside the submerged car. All three were pronounced dead at 8 p.m.

Officials say the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene near Augusta Regional Airport around 4:50 p.m. on Friday after a fisherman found the car.

Investigators and rescuers from Augusta Fire/EMS worked to pull the car from the waters.

This is a ongoing investigation, and additional details have not yet been released.

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