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UPDATED ON 6: Body Found In Augusta Canal Identified

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***UPDATED at 11:41 A.M. on Wednesday, June 11th***


We now know the identity of the person found dead in the Augusta Canal this past Saturday.

According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, the body has been identified as 61-year-old Al Jerome Childs, of the 100 block Courtland Drive, in Augusta.

Childs's body was taken to the GBI-Atlanta Crime Lab on Saturday, where an autopsy was performed. The results are pending.

Bowen says positive identification was made through fingerprints.

We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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***POSTED at 6:44 P.M. on Saturday, June 7th***

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a call on the corner of Telfair Street and 13th Street, where a body was found floating in the canal. A fisherman told deputies he found a man laying face down in the water around noon today.

Investigators say the body appears to be an African-American male, and there does not appear to be any signs of foul play involved. 

After the body was recovered they transported it to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy.

News Channel 6 will keep you updated on any new information.
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