Discovery of body near Hephzibah sparks homicide investigation

Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 11:42 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found in the woods at the 1400 block of Hephzibah-McBean Road on Saturday.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 48-year-old Charles Watkins Jr.

Investigators are classifying the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information about this incident or Watkins Jr. is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080 or 706-821-1020.

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