Body found in Augusta Canal, investigated as suspicious death

Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigating a suspicious death.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigating a suspicious death.(WRDW)
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 12:56 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to the Augusta Canal on Broad Street near the Kroc Center on Saturday just before 11:15 a.m. in reference to a deceased person.

When deputies got to the scene, they located a deceased male in the canal.

The coroner confirmed that the body has been in the water for several days and will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy and identification.

The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Crime Scene Unit, and Augusta Fire Rescue also responded to the incident.

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