Man's body found in house destroyed by fire

Video of the home destroyed by fire in Augusta.
Friday, April 17, 2009 7:48 PM
Last updated 11:12 PM
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The body of a man was found in the rubble of a house destroyed by fire earlier tonight.

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The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department tends to the scene.  Staff
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The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department tends to the scene.

Richmond County Fire Lt. Carlton Bradley said the man's body was found around 9:45 p.m. in the ashes of a home located at 1748 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Neighbors reported the fire around 6:45 p.m.

The man who lived there, Charles Gordon, had been seen walking around the neighborhood earlier in the day, said Roosevelt Slaughter, a friend of Mr. Gordon's. Mr. Slaughter said the elderly man, known as Grey Beard, was a quiet man that lived alone.

A cause of the fire has not been determined, Lt. Bradley said. The body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta, but it may be weeks before the body can be identified, he said.

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HillGuy
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HillGuy 04/17/09 - 08:01 pm
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Based on the address, there

Based on the address, there was probably about $125 worth in damages.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 04/17/09 - 08:49 pm
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Hmmmm, looks like the owner,

Hmmmm, looks like the owner, Mr. Wimberley, owes a little on his back property taxes, too. Not implying anything. I'm just sayin'................................................ (BTW, HillGuy, doesn't seem like you're too far off!)

weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 04/17/09 - 10:14 pm
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Very sad to hear that someone

Very sad to hear that someone died in the fire (according to Channel 6 News)

HillGuy
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HillGuy 04/17/09 - 10:20 pm
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Looks like one of the many

Looks like one of the many dilipadated crack houses in that area that the city needs to tear down.

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 04/17/09 - 11:20 pm
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weatheringheights, that

weatheringheights, that should read Fox 54 news. Anyways, RIP to whoever that was fire officials found. :(

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gagirl40 04/18/09 - 12:00 am
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Hillguy..how repulsive can

Hillguy..how repulsive can you get!!!!!! A man died! Who cares how much money the damn house and it's contents were worth.

mieshel
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mieshel 04/18/09 - 03:49 am
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So true gagirl40 !!! The man

So true gagirl40 !!! The man died and people looking up his property tax info? And because of his location, now his house is a crack house? Regardless that it is public info, come on let's show some respect.

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