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Richmond County Coroner is Investigating 2 Homicides. Here are the Details.


The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a person that was found in a shallow grave behind a residence on the 3600 block of Meadowlark Drive, Coroner Mark Bowen said Tuesday night in a press release.

The body has been in the grave for several days.  The body has not been identified and an autopsy will be done at the GBI Lab, the coroner said.

In another case, the Coroner’s Office is also investigating the death of Kenneth Dowdy, 59 years old, who was found in a ditch at Trinity Manor Apartments at 2375 Barton Chapel Road.

Dowdy will be sent to the GBI Lab for an autopsy. Dowdy was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m.

Both cases are being investigated as homicides and are in the early stages of the investigation, the coroner said.

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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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