The Richmond County Coroner has released the name of the victim shot at the Economy Inn Wednesday, and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect in her slaying.
Kaymaya Greene, 16, was shot at the Deans Bridge Road hotel and transported to Augusta University Medical Center by EMS where she was pronounced dead at 6:41 a.m., according to Coroner Mark Bowen.
Demarcus Clark, 19, has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. This case is still actively being investigated and any additional information will be released once it becomes available. The booking photo is not available at this time, according to an email from Sgt. Caleb Lee with the sheriff’s office.
An autopsy has been scheduled.
The hotel homicide comes exactly one week after the death of a guest at the Knights Inn on Boy Scout Road in Augusta.
In that case, Jaquarie Allen, 22, is charged in the July 20 murder of 26-year-old Keshia Chanel Geter.
Greene had been reported missing multipole times in her young life. She was first reported missing as an 11 year-old in February 2017. News reports at the time said she was found at a friend’s house four days after she was last seen.
Again in December 2020, then 14, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office issued a “be on the look out” for her after she was last seen Nov. 29, 2020. A December 9, 2020 Facebook post from the sheriff’s office reported that she was home.
In August 2021, she went missing again.