Richmond County, Georgia investigators are continuing their investigation of the murders of two Aiken County teenage girls found dead Thanksgiving morning in a wooded area of Augusta. Investigators say 19 year old Angela Brooks of Warrenville and 17 year old Ashley Cushman of Beech Island were killed execution-style. Both suffered gunshot wounds to the back of the head.
Authorities are looking for 26 year old Travis Lorenzo Berrian who earlier was described as a person of interest. Berrian is now considered a suspect. Authorities earlier released a surveillance video from an Augusta convenience store from Thanksgiving morning that showed two men authorities thought to be Berrian and a possible accomplice, but Richmond County Sheriff’s investigator Capt. Scott Peebles said that lead turned out to be a dead end.
Peebles said the identities of the men are not being released and they are not considered suspects at this time.
Peeples says they do not yet have a motive for the murders, but do know that Berrian had been romantically involved with Ashley Cushman. Cushman’s vehicle, a 1999 Cadillac Escalade, was found abandoned on an Augusta street before the bodies were discovered.