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Body found in Augusta Canal identified

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 2:36 PM
Last updated 6:28 PM
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The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has identified a body found floating in the Augusta Canal on Saturday.

Al Jerome Childs, 61, was found about 11:50 a.m. after a fisherman saw a clothed body floating face down in the water near 13th and Telfair streets.

Childs lived on Courtland Drive in Augusta.

A cause of death has not been released. Coroner Mark Bowen said an autopsy has been performed but the results are still pending.

Identification was made through fingerprints.

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AFjoe 06/12/14 - 01:17 pm

Very sad to go out that way.

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