Body found in car on Deans Bridge Road identified

The body of an unidentified man was found in the woods on Doug Bernard Parkway around noon on Saturday.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County investigators responded Friday to reports of a dead body found inside a vehicle in Augusta.

The body was reportedly found in a car outside the Family Dollar on Deans Bridge Road.

The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Erick Hankerson of Augusta.

He was pronounced dead at 11 a.m.

The death has been ruled as suspicious.

No word on the cause of death.

Hankerson’s body will be sent to the GBI lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.

Stay with NewsChannel 6 for the latest details as they develop.

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