‘Everyone loved her’: Coroner investigates death of popular Augusta hair weaver


The Richmond County coroner investigates a suspicious death of a beloved hair weaver in Augusta.

Latoya Denise Coley, 38, was found dead on Wednesday at her home on the 1800 block of Castleton Court. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:05 p.m.

Coley was known throughout Augusta for her talented hair braids.

Nikki Bartley said that “Toya” did her first set of hair braids.

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“She didn’t have kids of her own, but she did everyone’s braids,” Bartley said. “She was funny, outgoing, outspoken and liked to cook for everyone. She always gave good advice and encouraged us to pray.”

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Bartley spoke to Coley a few days before her death and said, “She seemed fine.”

“Everyone loved her. She had no enemies,’ Bartley said.

The Augusta Chronicle contacted other family members, but they declined interviews, saying the loss was “just too fresh.”

According to the coroner, an autopsy is scheduled.

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Augusta hair braider’s death is considered “suspicious”


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