Body found in woods on Deans Bridge Road identified as missing man

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The Richmond County Coroners office is investigating a body that was found in South Augusta on October 15th.

Coroner Mark Bowen tells NewsChannel 6 the body was found in the woods near the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.

The body has been identified as 59-year-old John Leroy Daniel.

Daniel has been missing since October 2nd.

Bowen says that the body had been there for several days.

It's been taken to the GBI Lab for an autopsy.

Daniel’s white 1999 Ford F-150 had previously been located in the 2800 block of Washington Road.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 6 for more on this developing story

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