DNA confirms remains belong to missing student - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

DNA confirms remains belong to missing student

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - 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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices