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DeKalb County police suspect serial rapist


ATLANTA --- DeKalb County police are looking for a serial rapist who they think has attacked as many as six women in apartments near Stone Mountain.

DeKalb County Police Lt. K.D. Johnson said Thursday that three of the rapes have been positively linked through DNA. He said investigators are waiting for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to finish tests on the other three.

The attacks occurred between Sept. 26 and Nov. 28.

Cremated remains found in storage unit

EAST POINT, Ga. --- A lawyer says 96 boxes of cremated remains from a closed funeral home have been found in an East Point storage unit.

Neil Gordon, a bankruptcy attorney and trustee for the Sellers Brothers Funeral Home, said his staff was looking for financial records when they discovered the remains in a storage space.

The funeral home has gone out of business. Mr. Gordon said some of the remains date back as far as 25 years.

Officials said they have found seven families of the deceased so far.

Fraternity suspended after probe of hazing

FORT VALLEY, GA. --- Fort Valley State University says the campus chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has been suspended for five years as a result of an investigation of hazing.

Vice President for Student Affairs Terrance Smith says all members and advisers of the groups will have to participate in a risk management workshop.

One member, 19-year-old Brian Tukes of Macon, was hospitalized with injuries his mother says stemmed from hazing at the fraternity house.

Another member, 21-year-old Bryson Trumaine Amey of Fort Valley, was charged with felony assault.