Body of 52-year-old man found in Augusta Canal Wednesday

 

 

A man was found dead in the Augusta Canal at 13th Street and Walton Way on Wednesday morning.

He was identified as Elliott Bernard Anthony, 52. According to a family member, Anthony was homeless, Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said in an e-mail.

Authorities were alerted after pedestrians in the area discovered Anthony’s body around 10:30 a.m.

He was facedown in water a few feet deep when officers from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrived.

Lt. Blaise Dresser said there are no obvious signs of trauma.

“There are signs he
received treatment at a local hospital in the last 24 hours,” Dresser said.

Authorities said they are investigating the circumstances of his hospital
stay.

The body has been taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy today.

 

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