Coroner identifies man found dead in Augusta motel room
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A body was found Thursday afternoon at an Augusta motel, and it’s a death that’s being considered suspicious.
The man was identified Friday as Brandon Dominic Marshall, 35, of the 2000 block of Richmond Avenue in Augusta.
His body was reported at 12:31 p.m. in a room at the Motel 6, 201 Boy Scout Road.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen responded to the scene, and the person was pronounced dead at 1:12 p.m., according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigations unit was on the scene, and authorities said the death was being investigated as suspicious, pending an autopsy and toxicology reports.
Code enforcement also responded to the scene.
There have been homicides and other crimes at motels in that neighborhood.
On July 20, Keshia Chanel Geter, 26, from Eastover, S.C., was fatally shot at the Knights Inn, 210 Boy Scout Road. Jaquarie Allen, 22, of Augusta, was charged with murder.
And on July 5, a home invasion was reported at the Motel 6. Raymond Fluellen Jr. and Pamela Shelton were identified as the suspects in the invasion at the motel where some people live on a longer-term basis.
The deaths all come during an outbreak in lethal crimes that’s been sweeping the CSRA for nearly a year, claiming nearly 70 lives.
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