Murder victim found early Saturday morning in Dollar Tree

The body of a deceased person was found early Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree on the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

According to the Augusta Coroner’s office, the victim was found in the parking lot and appeared to have died from multiple blunt force trauma. The body was found at 5:45 am.

An autopsy is planned. The person’s identification card has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Just hours before the body of a homeless man was found in a wooded area near the I:520 on-ramp and Windsor Spring Rd. The man was pronounced dead at 5:45 pm on Friday afternoon. Authorities are still trying to identify the person.