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Augusta Coroner IDs Body of Teen Found 14 Years Ago!


The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of a person found dead in Augusta on Feb. 6, 2000.

The body of 18-year-old Weshme Louissaint was found at 3309 Commerce Drive. He had been shot at least one time, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Louissaint was wearing a black corduroy jacket, “FUBU” brand name type jersey, carpenter jeans and “FUBU” tennis shoes. Louissaint was from the West Palm Beach, Florida, area and had traveled to the Augusta area with friends.

Anyone having information of the shooting or the death of Louissaint, please contact Sgt. Paul Godden at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department. 706-821-1080.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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