AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found under a local bridge.

The call regarding a ‘suspicious situation’ came in Tuesday around 9:49 a.m.

A grass cutting crew told investigators that they found the body of an unidentified white male under the Calhoun Bridge at Broad Street and Washington Road.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen identified the victim as 43-year-old Matthew Watkins.

Coroner Bowen tells us Watkins was homeless. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:15 a.m.

His body has been sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy.

No further information has been released.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more information as it becomes available.