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Richmond County coroners receive specialized training to recognize abuse of the elderly and at-risk

...not easy."Finding elder abuse or neglect is hard to find, but I feel we have stepped up to the plate," Coroner Mark Bowen said. "We're going to find these people."Two deputy coroners from the office took the course to become At-Risk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-30/richmond-county-corone
Coroner identifies victim of house fire

...Charles Mitchell Keats, 61, of the 5200 block of Farmers Bridge Road.According to a statement released by Coroner Mark Bowen, Keats died from smoke inhalation. The fire is still under investigation and no other details are available at this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-29/coroner-identifies-victim-ho
No name in Hephzibah fatal fire

...victim, who appears to be the occupant of the residence, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:40 a.m., Coroner Mark Bowen said in a news release.The body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy and DNA testing for identification...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-28/no-name-hephzibah-fire-fatal
GBI budget proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

...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

...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 to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-17/death-investigations-a
Cause of death released

...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
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
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
Commission seeks delegation help in Atlanta

...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 from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-08/commission-seeks-delegat
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-