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Coroner investigating death of 87-year-old woman in Blythe

The Coroner’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of an elderly woman on the 1000 blk. County Line Road in Blythe.
The Coroner’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of an elderly woman on the 1000 blk. County Line Road in Blythe.(MGN)
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 3:18 PM EDT
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BLYTHE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen is investigating the death of an 87-year-old woman found at a Blythe home.

The body of Pauline H. Lankford, of the 1000 block of County Line Road, was found in a chair in the front room of the residence.

To the coroner, it appeared Lankford had been deceased for some time.

Lankford was pronounced dead at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday.

The coroner says the residence was “very unkempt and nasty.” Code enforcement officials were called to the scene to investigate due to the condition of the residence.

The body of Lankford has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab for an autopsy.

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