Decomposing Body Found at Vacant Augusta Car Dealership

The Augusta Coroner’s Office is investigating the discovery of decomposing human remains found in the parking lot of a defunct car dealership on Walton Way.

On July 3rd, 2024, authorities responded to a report of unidentified remains located at 1122 Walton Way, the former location of the Johnson Cadillac dealership according to the source augustachronicle

Augusta Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed the body had been at the site for an undetermined period, prompting the investigation to classify the death as suspicious.

A scheduled autopsy will aim to determine the cause and manner of death, while investigators prioritize identification of the deceased.

The abandoned state of the dealership complicates the investigation, as the timeframe of the body’s presence and its potential connection to the vacancy remain unclear.

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Coroner Bowen has withheld the identity of the deceased pending notification of next of kin and the completion of the autopsy.

The Augusta Coroner’s Office and the Augusta Police Department are collaborating on the ongoing investigation.

They urge anyone with information relevant to this case to come forward and contact them immediately.

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