UPDATE: Suspicious death in Augusta, victim identified

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Saturday, August 31, 2019
UPDATE: 5:45 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Coroner has identified the victim of the suspicious death in Augusta as 67-year-old Albert Williams.

They say the victim was found in a ditch on the corner of at Heard Avenue and Jordan Road.

12:00 p.m.:

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Coroner confirms they are on the scene of a suspicious death at Heard Avenue and Jordan Road in Augusta.

The coroner says it happened around 12 p.m. today. They say the male was found in a ditch, partially submerged under water. They are not releasing the name of the victim until the family is notified.

This is an active investigation. Officials say an autopsy will be performed early next week. We will keep you updated as we get more information.