UPDATE | Deputies investigating suspicious death in car outside Family Dollar in Augusta

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Deputies are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found inside a car outside the Family Dollar store on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta.

The coroner has identified the deceased as 45 year-old Erick Hankerson. He was pronounced dead at the scene his body will be sent to the GBI Atlanta Lab for an autopsy.

Deputies say Hankerson was discovered in a vehicle by an employee of the store.

According to the Richmond County Coroner's Office, the call came in at 10:30 a.m. to the 3350 block of Deans Bridge Road.

The Coroner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death.