Teenage SC girls found shot to death in Augusta

By Logan Smith - bio | email

AUGUSTA, GA (WIS) - While many are sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, deputies in Georgia are investigating the murders of two South Carolina girls found shot to death in Augusta.

Richmond County deputies said Nancy Cushman, 18, of Beech Island, and Angela Brooks, 19, of Warrenville, were killed sometime overnight. A passerby found the women's bodies in some woods off of Laney Walker Boulevard and Twiggs Street around 2:00am Thursday.

Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said Cushman and Brooks were each shot at least once, but withheld the number and locations of the gunshot wounds.

The women were last seen around 12:30am Thursday on Telfair Street with an unknown male, according to Captain Scott Peebles with the sheriff's department.

Peebles said Cushman's 1999 Cadillac Escalade was found abandoned at the intersection 2nd and Telfair streets shortly after the bodies were discovered. Police believe the suspect or suspects drove the SUV there from the murder scene.

Autopsies will be performed Friday morning at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab. So far, investigators do not have a suspect or motive.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1080. A reward is being offered, and callers may remain anonymous.

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