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Olliffs body IDd, foul play suspected
Cause of Statesboro mans death not released
Harrison Olliff

      A body found Tuesday in Candler County was positively identified as that of Harrison Wayne Olliff, a Statesboro man who was missing since Nov. 26.
      Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said foul play is suspected in Olliff's death, but did not release details Wednesday as to the cause or manner of his death. Olliff's body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations crime lab in Savannah Tuesday.
      "The identification was confirmed during the autopsy procedure conducted by the medical examiner's office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation," he said. "As a result of the autopsy, foul play is suspected and the case investigation will continue by the Statesboro GBI Office, the Candler County Sheriff's Office and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office."
      Olliff's silver 2005 Chevrolet Colorado was found in a remote area in Candler County Tuesday, with Olliff's body in close proximity, he said.
      Missing since Nov. 26, Olliff, 21, was believed to have left his Olliff Road home to meet someone in Cobbtown or Metter, reports said. He had told his girlfriend Thanksgiving night he was going to go to bed after playing video games.
      Oliff was last seen by a friend very early that Friday morning. Harrison's mother and father, Linda and Wayne Olliff, believed he was with his girlfriend Friday, while the girlfriend thought he was with family, Wayne Olliff said.
      Search parties combed a four-county area for the past two weeks in search of Olliff and his truck.
      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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