AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — The Richmond County Coroner and Richmond County Sheriff’s office is investigating the suspicious death that occurred at Bradford Pointe Apartments on Sterling Ridge Drive in Augusta.
Officials say 36-year-old Melinda Young was found dead in her apartment, and pronounced dead at 9:00 a.m. Officials believe drugs could have played a role in her death, but also believe there to be ‘some suspicious circumstances’ surrounding her death.
Young has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is also looking into Young’s death.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office announced that the body found Monday in a wooded area north of Jefferson Street just outside Joliet was a female homicide victim.
The Will County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the woman, according to a statement released Tuesday afternoon. In the statement, the sheriff’s office said releasing further information could jeopardize the investigation.
Jefferson Street is open as detectives are no longer on scene. The sheriff’s office wished to remind the public that the property on which the body was discovered is privately owned and therefore no one is allowed on it without the owner’s consent.
Deputies responded about 9 a.m. Monday to the area of Jefferson Street and Eden Lane after the body was found. A hunter discovered the body in a heavily
The Will County Coroner’s Office has identified the second man who was found shot and burning inside a car engulfed in flames Tuesday in Joliet Township.
Don Tae Ray Morgan, 21, of Joliet, was identified using dental records, according to a news release from the office Thursday night.
The office previously identified 19-year-old Joliet resident Xavier C.E. Sallie.
About 10 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area after receiving a report of a car on fire, according to a news release. East Joliet firefighters were on the scene extinguishing the fire. When they finished, deputies discovered Sallie and Morgan, both deceased, inside the vehicle.
The bodies were severely burned and unrecognizable, according to the sheriff’s office. Each man suffered a single gunshot wound.
Detectives believe the vehicle was intentionally set on fire