Suspicious Death Being Investigated in Hephzibah

Crews are on the scene of a suspicious death in Hephzibah.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – Officials have identified a man found dead in Hephzibah early Saturday morning.

Around 7 a.m. Richmond County Deputies responded to a home on the 2300 block of Patrick Avenue in Hephzibah, Georgia. There they found the body of 27-year-old Terry Hufton in the front yard of the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Richmond County Authorities say Hufton was shot at least one time. His body is being sent for an autopsy in Atlanta.

“They are just kind of looking at everything and they to treat it as a suspicious death until they know any definite details. They are trying to gather any possible witnesses that may have seen the incident,” said Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Monica Belser.

The early morning suspicious death is still being investigated. Count on WJBF News Channel 6 to bring you the latest details as they becomes available.


The identity of the man found deceased in front of a home on Patrick Avenue has been released. Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose confirmed it was 27-year-old Terry Hufton of Augusta. Hufton was pronounced dead at 7:50 a.m. Saturday. According to Boose, Hufton was shot at least one time. His body will be sent to the State Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.


We now know more information about the dead body found on the 2300 block of Patrick Ave. in Hephzibah. Sgt. Belser confirmed that the deceased is a white man in his late 20s. The man, who was found in the front yard just before 7:00 a.m., has now been taken from the home.  The man’s identity is not being released yet.  We will keep you updated.


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reports a suspicious death in Hephzibah.  Sgt. Monica Belser said deputies were called to the 2300 block of Patrick Avenue just before 7:00 a.m. about a body in the front yard.  When they arrived, deputies discovered a dead person and notified investigators. At this time, deputies and investigators are on scene. The Sheriff’s Office will provide more information when it becomes available.

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