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FIRST LOOK: Community Mourns Elderly Couple Found Dead in Augusta Home


   Richmond County authorities are still looking for clues after Wednesday’s discovery of an elderly couple who were found dead in their home on East Hale Street.

   At 3:24 p.m. Wednesday, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to 126 E. Hale St. in reference to a deceased person.

   Officers located residents Hilton Turner Sr., 75, and Jeanette Turner, 73  inside. Both had been shot.

126 E. Hale St., Augusta (Google Maps photo)

   “Investigators are working the investigation as a homicide,” a RCSO press release said.

    If anyone has any information, please contact any on duty Investigator or Inv. Wesley Ward at 706-821-1080 or 706-821-1000.

   Reaction from Facebook:

  • Donna: “Condolences to the Turner family. Mr Turner was a good man and always had a smile to share.”

  • Rae Lynn: “This is so sad! They were a super nice couple. Many prayers for the family. I pray they find the person that did this.”

  • Chantel: “They where awesome people. I stayed across the street from them when we stayed on East Hale as a child and they never bothered anyone!” Please let justice be served!”
  • LaVeda: “People have really gone MAD to kill the elderly.”

  • Sandra: “Praying!”

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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