Sheriff's officials find 3 dead bodies in woods

10:24 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in Richmond County say three bodies have been recovered in a wooded area in Hephzibah.

Officials say the bodies of two unidentified black men and an unidentified black woman were found Tuesday. The causes and circumstances that lead to their deaths was not immediately clear, and information on how long the bodies may have been in the woods was not immediately available.

Authorities say they're asking for help from the public and probing missing persons reports from the last 30 days for information on the case.

Hephzibah is about 15 miles southwest of Augusta.

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