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2 Weekend Homicides In Richmond County and Another Death Ruled Suspicious

Two homicides have now been reported in Richmond County from over the weekend, while Coroner Mark Bowen said the cause of a third death has been ruled suspicious. Bowen announced today that 53-year-old Edward Goins of Augusta was shot Friday in the 2800 block of Waterside Drive. Goins was taken to Wellstar MCG where he was pronounced dead at 1:08 am Saturday. An autopsy has been scheduled. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has not released any information about the shooting yet. Man Murdered Saturday At Dollar General It wasn't long after Goins died at Wellstar MCG that Bowen was called to the parking lot of the Dollar General store in the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Augusta. The victim, 28-year-old Elias Jkhael Delk of Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 am. Bowen said the cause of death was blunt force trauma. An autopsy has been scheduled. Suspicious Death Reported Friday www.richmondcountyso.orgThe Richmond County Coroner's Office was called to the report of a death late Friday afternoon that officials said was suspicious. A homeless male was found dead in a wooded area near the I-520 east bound ramp and Windsor Spring Road. The victim was pronounced dead at 5:45 pm. His name has not been released pending positive identification and notification of family members. An autopsy has been scheduled.

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