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GBI budget proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

...part of an effort to retain quality pathologists while attracting others to the state. However, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said he thinks Augusta would be better served by bringing another medical examiner to the now-empty autopsy suite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-23/gbi-budget-proposals-w
Death investigations are an emotional challenge, coroners say

...did you not learn? What did you not get that we tried to teach you?' "The case that sticks with Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen is the deaths of 3-year-old Shakayla Hawes and her 1-year-old brother, Jordan.The children were stabbed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-17/death-investigations-a
Bicyclist killed on Gordon Highway

A North Carolina bicyclist is dead after a hit and run this morning on Gordon Highway.Coroner Mark Bowen identified the bicyclist as Todd Stewart Ballard, 64, of Asheville, N.C.Police said Ballard was traveling in the westbound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-16/bicyclist-killed-gordo
Cause of death released

...their Augusta home Monday morning show that Nola Falcone shot her husband and then killed herself.Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen released the results in a statement Friday. According to Bowen, Charles Falcone, 72, died from multiple gunshots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-09/cause-death-released
Commission seeks delegation help in Atlanta

...a very simple way" to alleviate the backlog is to contract with a company to perform the testing, Hasan said. Coroner Mark Bowen recommended NMS Labs of Willow Grove, Pa., but Augusta can't outsource the function without gaining permission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-08/commission-seeks-delegat
Toxicology report released for June accident

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirmed Friday that toxicology reports showed the tractor-trailer driver of a fatal June accident had been drinking.Cedric...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-16/toxicology-report-rele
Decomposed body found in Augusta home

...coroner's office is investigating a death after a decomposed body was found in an Augusta home Tuesday morning.Coroner Mark Bowen said a marshal was sent to the home on Starnes Street Tuesday morning to serve an eviction. After smelling a foul...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-23/decomposed-body-found-
Police hope for clues to what happened

...bodies of Dr. Charles Falcone, 72, and his wife, Nola, 75, were found Monday morning by a house-keeper, Coroner Mark Bowen said. Their bodies were taken to the Atlanta office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsies, and details...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-05/man-woman-dead-walton-
2 dead, one wounded in south Augusta shootings

...two men had been shot. 21-year-old Ian Roberts, of Augusta, was found dead, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen. Another victim was found near Ethan Way with a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to Georgia Regents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-10/2-dead-one-wounded-sou
Suspect sought in shooting death

...Street, was shot at least once on the 1700 block of Cornell Drive, according to a statement from Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.Walthour was pronounced dead on scene at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday.Sheriff Office officials said interviews were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-06/suspect-sought-shootin