Body found in Augusta Canal identified


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.

Body found in Augusta Canal near 13th, Telfair streets


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