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Homicide victim was in abandoned business for days, coroner says



The body of a shooting victim found in an abandoned dry cleaner business in Augusta on Sunday afternoon had been there for a couple of days before the discovery, authorities said.

At approximately 1:24 pm, Richmond County deputies responded to a vacant building on the 3400 block of Meadowbrook Drive for a call about a deceased black male, according to sheriff’s Lt. Kimberly Lee. The victim appears to have been shot at least one time, she said.

Coroner Mark Bowen said the body had been there for at least a couple of days, and his name has not been released. An autopsy will be scheduled.

The building is located at 3034 Meadowbrook Drive. It is boarded up and has signs for an old laundromat and dry cleaner. It is at the end of the Meadowgrove subdivision on Langdon Drive.

No suspect or motive was announced as the investigation is in its early stages.

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