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Dead Body Found in Vacant Lot in Augusta

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A dead man with a bullet wound was found Sunday morning at a vacant lot on the 1200 block of Holden Street in Augusta.

Authorities have corrected an erroneous report that the body was found in an abandoned home.

Richmond County authorities are calling it the “Holden Street Homicide.” They say someone else notified them about the dead man and they discovered the body had a gun shot wound.

“This investigation is in the beginning stages,” a lunchtime press release says. “At this time, there are no suspects in custody.”

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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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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