Victim identified in Waynesboro shooting death

Morris Harden
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Published: Jul. 10, 2022 at 3:43 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2022 at 5:18 AM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death in Waynesboro.

Deputies responded to the 1200 block of Watkins Pond Road, between Old Waynesboro Road and Highway 56, around 11:16 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, deputies say they discovered the body of a Black male just off the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound.

The Burke County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 58-year-old Morris Harden of Augusta.

Deputies say Harden was last seen at his home on Dyer Street in Augusta around 5 p.m. on Saturday and has no apparent ties to the Burke County area.

The case is being treated as a homicide.

If you know any information about the case, please call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 706-554-6633 or Sheriff’s Office at 706-554-2133. Callers can remain anonymous.

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