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Suspicious Death: Augusta Man Found Dead in Car


An Augusta man was found dead in a running vehicle Saturday morning on Gordon Highway, a death authorities are investigating as suspicious.

Witnesses said the vehicle was parked Friday night in a lot at 1245 Gordon Highway and remained there Saturday morning. So the witnesses checked it out and discovered the man inside was dead.

The man has been identified as 62-year-old Gerald Holmes, a white male from Augusta, Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said in a press release. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, but the cause of death is undetermined.

An autopsy is scheduled next week in Atlanta.

(Note: We are looking for a photo of Mr. Holmes. If you have one, please email it to )

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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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