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HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday that evidence collected in the case of a missing college student turned out to be human remains.

The charred evidence was found last Friday near Cabero Road in Hawkinsville, Ga. The GBI said in a statement that the evidence was found in an area adjacent to the home wherethe 17-year-old suspect, Robert Kane Rolison, lived.

GBI officials uncovered the evidence while investigating the case of Jmaal Keyes, a Middle Georgia State College student from Hiram who vanished weeks ago.

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Rolison, one of Keyes' classmates, has been charged with murder in the 19 year old's disappearance.

GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said DNA tests will be conducted on the remains to determine if they belong to Keyes.

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