Homeless man found dead on Deans Bridge Road

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A homeless man was found dead Sunday morning on Deans Bridge Road.

54-year-old Joseph Franklin Simmons was found dead in the woods behind a business on the 3300 block of Deans Bridge Road on Sunday.

Simmons was homeless and had reportedly been living at that location for approximately 2 years.

He was pronounced dead at 8:20 a.m.

The autopsy reveals that Simmons died from ethanol use complicated by hypothermia from the cold temperatures.

This marks the first weather related death in the CSRA this year.

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