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GBI: Human Remains Found at Hawkinsville Site

The GBI says evidence found at a Hawkinsville site last week is  human remains, and they will run tests to show whether they are the remains of Jmaal Keyes.

The remains were found near the home of 17-year-old Robert Rolinson.

He's accused of killing Keyes, a Cochran college student.

Keyes went missing around April 25 from the campus of Middle Georgia State College in Cochran.

Last week, Rolinson, a dual enrollment high school student attending classes on campus, was charged with killing him.

So far, searchers have failed to find Keyes' body.

Investigators have not revealed how they think Keyes died or why, and have not described the relationship between the two students.

On Monday, a GBI spokesman said they found possible evidence in the case somewhere on a 30-acre site near a home owned by Rolinson's family.

Todd Lowery of the GBI Eastman office said the evidence was sent to the crime lab, and said "we're not prepared to say we've found his body."

The GBI news release:

Evidence in Jmaal Keyes Investigation Determined to Be Human Remains

Hawkinsville, GA. - The State Crime Lab tested evidence submitted as part of the Jmaal Keyes death investigation and determined the evidence to be human remains. The evidence was collected on Friday, May 10 on Cabero Road in Hawkinsville in an area adjacent to the residence of Robert Kane Rolison. Rolison was charged with the murder of Jmaal Keyes on May 9. DNA testing will be done on the remains to determine whether the remains are that of Jmaal Keyes.

A first appearance hearing for Rolison was held on Sunday, May 12 in Bleckley County. A date for the bond hearing has not been set.



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