Neighbors speak out about violence after 2nd dead body found in Augusta public housing complex

Photo courtesy: friend of Camillia Tubman-Jackson. On Saturday, the 27-year-old was found dead in her apartment.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A second dead body has been found in an Augusta public housing complex.

Photo courtesy: friend of Camillia Tubman-Jackson. On Saturday, the 27-year-old was found dead in her apartment.
Photo courtesy: friend of Camillia Tubman-Jackson. On Saturday, the 27-year-old was found dead in her apartment.

On Saturday, 27-year-old Camillia Tubman-Jackson was found dead in her apartment. At this time Jackson’s cause of death is still unknown, but an autopsy is scheduled for later this week at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.

Richmond County investigators tell WJBF News Channel 6 there is one person being held in jail for questioning about her death. At last check no charges have been filed in this case. Now many neighbors of the Richmond County apartment complex are concerned for their safety.

Some residents of Jennings Apartments are speaking out the violence in their community after a 2nd dead body was found, within 2 weeks, in the public housing complex.
Some residents of Jennings Apartments are speaking out the violence in their community after a 2nd dead body was found, within 2 weeks, in the public housing complex.

“For this to happen, it just hurt everybody,” said one neighbor.

For some residents of Jennings Apartments, off of Olive Road, the shock of losing one of their neighbors over the weekend was too much to bear.

“She was a good person. She was a good-hearted person. Didn’t bother anybody. Every time she came out, she came out with a smile on her face,” said a neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous.

A close friend of Camillia Tubman-Jackson sent us her Facebook page. The 27-year-old nicknamed “Lia” by her family and friends is the second death in the public housing complex.

Two weeks ago, 29-year-old Marion Terry was found dead only a few doors down from Jackson. Terry died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

Now the recent increase in violence is concerning a lot of these people. Some of them are worried so much that to protect themselves from being a target they asked our crew to not show their face.

Some residents of Jennings Apartments are speaking out the violence in their community after a 2nd dead body was found, within 2 weeks, in the public housing complex.
A neighbor says the problems started when the neighborhood’s basketball court was torn down.

“Are you worried about your safety?” we asked.

“In a way, yes, because I have my grandkids and stuff out here playing,” answered a resident of Jennings Apartments.

Another neighbor, who also wanted to remain anonymous, said the problems started when the neighborhood’s basketball court was torn down. He says the recreational area had a positive effect on the youth of this community, but that’s no longer that case.

“It’s causing more violence because they ain’t got nothing else to do,” the young man said.

Now many of these residents are left to deal with, the all too often, crime and violence.

“It’s kind of like the usual. If you stay to yourself, mind your business. Then you don’t have anything to worry about,” a neighbor said.

Richmond County investigators are still looking into the 27-year-old’s suspicious death.

Count on WJBF News Channel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 

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