Death on Berthoud Pass in Augusta ruled suicide

The death of a man on Berthoud Pass was been ruled a suicide, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.An autopsy conducted at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta on Wednesday confirmed that the death...

Richmond County Coroner's office investigating 'suspicious death'

...Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a suspicious death on Berthoud Pass, officials said Tuesday.Coroner Mark Bowen said his office was called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. Monday and pronounced an unidentified male dead about...

February death of teen with shaken baby syndrome ruled a homicide, officials say

...Augusta teen who suffered from shaken baby syndrome has been ruled a homicide, officials said.Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said the results of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy were returned last week, determining that September Nicole...

Victim in flaming 1-20 wreck identified

...identified.The driver is Michael Hacker, 53, of Goose Creek, S.C., according to a news release from Coroner Mark Bowen.Autopsy results came back Thursday from the GBI Atlanta Lab. The cause of death was blunt force injuries, Bowen said...

Wreck on I-20 involving 2 tractor trailers and a fire kills one person

...tractor-trailer wreck on eastbound Interstate 20 at the Bobby Jones Interchange.According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound ran into the back of another 18-wheeler stopped because of traffic. After...

Augusta commissioners settle with former deputy coroner for $200,000 in labor-related, whistleblower lawsuit

...money and property from the dead, and was owed overtime pay since 2010, when Tuten and then-Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen forced him to sign an agreement stating he was an assistant director, exempt from overtime pay, or be fired.Tuten...

Designer drugs create problems for death investigators

...substance ? that caused his organs to fail.Designer drug cases add more stress for coroners, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said. If it isn't immediately clear what killed a person, he has to rely on other clues left at the scene to piece...

OSHA investigates falling death of crane operator at Augusta's International Paper mill

...Michael J. Hill, 44, died when he fell out of the cab of a crane that he was operating. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said he fell 50 to 70 feet before striking the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:05 p.m.Mill Communications...

Augusta man dies Tuesday after motorcycle crash Friday

...was pronounced dead at 10:26 a.m. at Georgia Regents Medical Center's trauma unit.Burden was involved in a motorcycle accident June 26 on Powell Road.There will not be an autopsy, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

GBI officials meet with coroners, lawmakers about crime lab concerns

...retired that year and now works a similar position in Pennsylvania, for better pay, Keenan said.Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen and his area counterparts have long argued for a replacement in the Augusta lab. Sperry said that he's offered a 10...