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Transgender Victim Found Dead at Augusta Park


The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a suspicious death at Meadowlark Park, just off Meadowbrook Drive in Augusta.

Antaun Harris (Contributed photo)

Antaun Benjamin Harris, 33, of Augusta, was found deceased at the park and was pronounced dead at 2:35 p.m. Saturday. An autopsy will be done on Monday.

According to friends, Harris identified as a female and was transgender. They sent the photo shown here.

Here is the sheriff’s office press release:

“On October 3rd at 1:13 p.m., Richmond County deputies responded to the area of the 3600 block of Meadowlark Drive in reference to a deceased person. Deputies located a victim at the park. That individual has been declared deceased on the scene. The incident is being treated as a suspicious death at this time. … There is no other information available at this time.”



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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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