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Body Found in Augusta Canal


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Violent Crimes Division, are currently at the Augusta Canal, near the courthouse, retrieving an unidentified deceased male from the water.

Mark Anthony EllisonThe body has been identified as Mark Anthony Ellison, 41, of the 2000 blk Old Savannah Road Augusta. He is pictured here.

The body was pulled from the canal Tuesday. It appears that Ellison had been in the canal several days. Ellison was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

He has a series of arrests, including some where he was listed as homeless while committing the crimes.

The body will be sent to the GBI Atlanta Lab for an autopsy. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Department and the Coroner’s Office is still investigating the incident.

Note: If you have a better picture of Mark Ellison, please email it to or text it to 803-487-3224.

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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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