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Missing Statesboro mans truck found
Body also found, but not confirmed as Harrison Olliff
W OLLIFF
Harrison Wayne Olliff

      A body found Tuesday in a rural spot in Candler County nearby a truck belonging to a missing Statesboro man has not been identified yet as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
      In spite of rumors the body is that of the 21-year-old Olliff, who has been missing since Nov. 26, Anderson said the body was not officially identified and was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah for an autopsy and identification.
      "The 2005 Colorado truck that belongs to Harrison Olliff has been located in a rural area of Candler County," he said. "A deceased person was located in the same area ..."
      Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are working the case along with GBI Region 5/Statesboro agents and the Candler County Sheriff's office, he said.
      "No further information is available at this time. The investigation into the case will continue."
      Search parties combed a four-county area for the past two weeks in search of Olliff and his truck. He was last seen by a friend at his Olliff Road home, and was believed to have been going to Metter or Cobbtown.
      Olliff's father, Wayne Olliff, said last week his son had eaten Thanksgiving dinner and supper with the family, then went home. The following afternoon, Olliff's girlfriend phoned, looking for Olliff, thinking he was with family. Olliff's parents believed he was with her.
      Olliff had spoken to his girlfriend on the phone very early that Friday (Nov. 26) morning, and he told her "he was playing a game and he was going to go to bed," Wayne Olliff said. When she had not heard from him the next evening, she called his parents.
      Olliff did not answer calls to his cell phone, with calls going immediately to voice mail, he said.
      Searches, including those by air, were conducted in Bulloch, Evans, Tattnall and Candler counties.
      Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Todd Hutchens at (912) 764-1787.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414

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