Body found in abandoned Wilder St. home identified

Body found in abandoned Wilder St. home identified

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - UPDATE: The body found in an abandoned home on Wilder Street back in July has been identified.

Dental records were used to identify the body as thirty-one-year-old Christian Williams of Augusta. The cause of his death was not able to be determined.

ORIGINAL STORY: A body has been found in a home on Wilder Street in Augusta.

According to Lt. Allan Rollins with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, crews were inspecting the abandoned home at 1539 Wilder Street for demolition when they found a decomposing body inside. The body was found just after 9:03 a.m.

Officials are unsure how long the body has been in the home, but Lt. Rollins says the Sheriff's Office is treating this as a suspicious death. The body is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab in Atlanta for autopsy.

This story is developing. We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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