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Remains found on Golden Camp Road identified as Latania Janell Carwell

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirms that the human remains found in the woods on Golden Camp Road have been identified as 16-year-old Latania Janell Carwell.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says that she was identified through dental records.

Latania was first reported missing last April 17th, when her mother, Tanya Tripp, said she left with her stepfather, Leon Tripp. 

Leon Tripp faces charges of Murder and Kidnapping in regards to her disappearance.

Tanya is charged with Concealing a Death.

Leon Tripp later told investigators that she is dead.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.


This is a developing story. Count on NewsChannel 6 for the latest details as they become available.

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