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Coroner: Foul Play is Suspected in Augusta Toddler’s Death


Foul play is suspected in the death of a 18-month-old Augusta girl who was pronounced dead Monday night shortly after she was brought to Augusta University Children’s Medical Center, authorities said.

Karmen Tianna Sashay Brown, of the 2100 Block of C Street, was taken to the Augusta University Children’s Medical Center by EMS. Someone called 911 at 10:05 p.m. Monday, and she was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead at 10:37 p.m., according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

This case is in the early stages and foul play is suspected, the coroner said. The girl’s body was transported to the GBI – Atlanta Lab for an autopsy this morning.

Bowen said the case is being investigated by his office and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has not issued any details on the case.

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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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