Investigation into "suspicious" death at condemned home

Investigation into "suspicious" death at condemned home

LINCOLN COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Coroner says the body of 60-year-old Mathew Hankerson was found Wednesday morning in an abandoned building. The burned-out home is along Fenwick Street near Britts Lane. The coroner confirms Hankerson was last seen alive around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at the same home.

The home was badly burned in a fire, then condemned by Richmond County Code Enforcement in October of 2015.

The coroner says Hankerson's death is considered suspicious. His body is going to the GBI lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. The sheriff's office continues to investigate.

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