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Man Killed in Bleckley Co., Car Set on Fire

One suspect is in custody and another is being sought by officials in Dodge County after a body was found on Cook Road, near the Bleckley County line.

Bleckley County Sheriff Harold Lancaster says the victim, who has not been identified yet, drove his girlfriend's rental car from Atlanta to Cochran, where he has family.

The man then went to a nightclub in Hawkinsville with two others Friday night. 

Lancaster says investigators think the man was killed afterwards and his car was set on fire near Falcon Road in Cochran.

Another car was later found broken down in Cochran. The keys to the burned rental car were inside.

The victim's body was found Monday in a Dodge County ditch off of Cook Road.

The body has been taken to the crime lab in Atlanta for identification. 

Neither suspect has been identified by authorities.

Anyone with information on the case can call the Bleckley County Sheriff's office at (478) 934-4545.

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