Authorities trying to learn identity of woman found dead in North Augusta

This is the scene where officers are investigating a death in North Augusta.
This is the scene where officers are investigating a death in North Augusta.(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities are having a difficult time identifying a woman whose body was found Tuesday morning in a North Augusta yard.

At about 7:30 a.m., North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers responded to 630 E. Buena Vista Ave. after receiving a report of an unresponsive female in the front yard. 

Officers tried to render aid, and when emergency medical technicians arrived, they pronounced her dead.

Investigators and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office found no signs of trauma or struggle. An autopsy will be performed to discover the cause of death.

Officers found a cellphone next to her and tried to contact people listed in the phone. 

Authorities were able to learn that the woman’s first name was Barbara and that she may have been homeless and has suffered many medical issues in the past couple of months. 

Officers are following up with local hospitals in hopes of identifying her. 

Authorities ask that anyone who can identify her call 803-441-4278.

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