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Two dead, four hospitalized from Augusta personal care home

A "condemned" sign is posted outside First Love Personal Care Home after two people were found dead there and four more were taken to the hospital.
A "condemned" sign is posted outside First Love Personal Care Home after two people were found dead there and four more were taken to the hospital.(WRDW/WAGT)
Published: Oct. 18, 2020 at 6:42 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating after two care home residents were found dead and four more were taken to the hospital.

Coroner Mark Bowen says 84-year-old Georgia Blount and 75-year-old Sylvia Reid were found in different areas of First Love Personal Care Home in the 2400 block of Wrightsboro Road.

At this time, the causes of death are unknown, but a “condemned” sign was posted on the building. Investigators, an heating, ventilation and air conditioning truck, and law enforcement officers were spotted outside the home Sunday.

The coroner says he was called to the home at 9:08 a.m. Sunday and pronounced the victims dead at 9:45 a.m.

Autopsies will be performed Monday. Four other residents were taken to a hospital by emergency medical crews.

Details are limited at this time. Check back for updates.

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