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Body found in Effingham County identified as that of missing Rincon man

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Body found in Effingham County (Credit: Robert Catanese)

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found in a burned car in Effingham County.

A private citizen reportedly found the body around 1:30 p.m. in a secluded area near Keller Road on Turkey Trail Road, according to a spokesperson.

The body was badly burned.

Investigators say that car belonged to a missing man, Zack Edel of Rincon, Ga.

On Monday, the body was identified as that of Edel.

He has been reported as an "overdue motorist" the same morning his body was found.

Police and the coroner's office are continuing to investigate.

A cause of death has not been released.