Coroner: Albany suspicious death ruled suicide

Victim identified as Albany police continue to investigate suspicious death

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A suspicious death in the 400 block of South Audubon Drive has been ruled a suicide, according to Coroner Michael Fowler.

Pong Hughes, 78, was found dead with two gunshot wounds to her chest Friday evening, according to police.

Fowler said the cause of death was determined after autopsy results, police investigation and interviews with family and neighbors.

While unusual at the number of shots, Fowler said the victim did shoot herself.

Fowler said there was a lot of speculation in the neighborhood surrounding the death.

The coroner said the victim had left a number of signs she was intending to commit suicide.

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