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Body found in connection with ‘suspicious’ situation on Tobacco Road

Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 9:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 7:17 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County deputies responded to a call about a “suspicious situation” on Tobacco Road Thursday night.

When on the scene in the 1700 block of Tobacco Road, deputies met with a female who had injuries to her body. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and her condition is unknown at this time.

Early Friday, deputies said further investigation led to the discovery of an unidentified female body found in a shallow grave in the backyard of a residence on the same street at 10:48 p.m.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office was called to investigate and has ruled the finding as a “suspicious death.” The body is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy.

The victim will be identified when the next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is still ongoing and no other details are being released at this time.

We will provide updates as this story develops.

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