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Name released for man found dead under I-20 overpass

Westbound view from the I-20/Washington Road bridge.
Westbound view from the I-20/Washington Road bridge.(Contributed)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 10:38 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We now know the identity of the man found under an Interstate 20 bridge at Washington Road on Friday morning.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office says the man was identified as 49-year-old David Franklin Hutto. The coroner says the man was homeless and was sleeping on the sidewalk under the bridge.

At least five patrol cars responded to the location under the overpass sometime before 8:45 a.m. Friday. The sheriff’s office says it received reports of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, deputies found the man dead.

The coroner found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the man’s death, according to authorities. An autopsy has been scheduled this week.

Due to the conditions under the bridge, the Richmond County Marshall’s Office and Environmental Services were notified, Bowen said.

Temperatures have been soaring past 100 degrees to their highest levels this year. Among those hardest hit by the heat wave are the homeless.

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