Remains are missing Ga. student

Friday, May 17, 2013 1:04 PM
Last updated 10:39 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. — Investigators say DNA tests confirm that human remains found in Hawkinsville are those of a college student who disappeared last month.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday the positive identification was obtained through DNA testing with Jmaal Malik Keyes’ parents. The remains were found last week in an area where a building burned around the time the 19-year-old was last seen.

The site where the remains were found is near the home of a 17-year-old who faces a murder charge in Keyes’ death. The teen was being held Friday in the Pulaski County jail, and a bond hearing had not been set.

The suspect was “dual-enrolled” at his high school and Middle Georgia State College, where Keyes was a freshman. The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify juveniles charged with crimes.

Comments (3) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
JustSpeakingMyMind
191
Points
JustSpeakingMyMind 05/17/13 - 01:57 pm
4
0
Does this seem odd to anyone else?

He is old enough to commit murder but too young to have his name released in the paper!

Darby
24763
Points
Darby 05/17/13 - 05:07 pm
1
0
"but too young to have his name released in

the paper!"

.
Who said the law had to be sensible???

wildman
1035
Points
wildman 05/17/13 - 07:32 pm
0
0
Macon Paper

The name has been in the Macon paper for at least a week. Go to Macon.com.

Back to Top

Top headlines

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes for the past week included 102 assaults, four of which was classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 22, occurred on Aug. 17.
Search Augusta jobs