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GBI investigating link between bodies in car, house fire

The GBI is investigating whether the two bodies found in a burning Crawford County car last week were connected to a suspicious house fire in Montezuma the same morning.

That''s according to J.T. Ricketson, special agent in charge of the GBI's Perry office.

He said investigators have found a link between the two cases, but he declined to describe it.

The house fire happened on the morning of Sept. 20 at 320 MLK Drive in Montezuma.

That's the same morning the two men, who are still unidentified, were found in the burning car, a 2015 Kia Soul, in woods in Crawford County.

RIcketson said investigators also served search warrants at two other homes last week -- at 90 Oak Ridge Drive in Warner Robins and at 307 McKaskal Drive in Montezuma.

Among other things, he said, they're trying to track down various people who drove or rode in the Kia Soul.

He said it was rented by a woman in Warner Robins and used by others.

Some of the people they're trying to track down, he said, have a history of drug use and violent crime.

Ricketson said they have leads on what happened and are working now to build probable cause.

"Hopefully, in the next few days, we'll be arresting someone," he said.

He said the GBI also believes they know they identities of the two men found in the burning car, but they're awaiting dental recoreds that they hope will confirm that.

The GBI said last week that investigators believe the two men were killed someone else and left in Crawford County. Both men had several gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information on the case can contact the GBI at (478) 987-4545


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