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Suspicious Death: Homeless Man is Found Dead Near Josey High School in Augusta


A homeless man was found dead Thursday morning on the side of a street near near T.W. Josey High School in Augusta.

The man was identified as 31-year-old Nathaniel Batty, according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

The death has been called suspicious by the Richmond County Coroner’s Office, which is investigating.

Batty, who goes by “Nate” on his Facebook page, was found on the side of the 1700 block of Meadow Street by a passerby, and 911 was notified, Bowen said.

Nate Batty posted this photo of himself on Facebook in 2015 with the caption “Stay Fit”

An autopsy is scheduled at the GBI Lab.

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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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