DNA testing has confirmed that human remains found last week in Hawkinsville belong to Jmaal Malik Keyes, the missing college student from Austell.
"The identification of Keyes was obtained through DNA parentage testing with Keyes’ biological parents," GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The GBI made the announcement today, on the eve of a memorial scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Destiny World Church.
Keyes, a graduate of Hiram High School in Paulding County, had been a member of Destiny World Church for the past decade.
"We are asking everyone to wear green to represent his favorite color," officials wrote on the church's Facebook page.
Keyes' family had not heard from him since April 25, a few days after his sister drove him from metro Atlanta to Middle Georgia State College in Cochran.
Human remains were found May 10 near the home of Robert Kane Rolison, the 17-year-old Middle Georgia State College student who was charged May 9 with the murder of Keyes, Lang said in a statement.
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