Bradley Justin Cochran has been found deceased. On Monday, Aug. 27, the Candler County Sheriff’s Office announced that Cochran, who was a suspect wanted for allegedly trying to abduct three Georgia Southern University students, was located. Cochran was found dead in the city limits of Metter but there was no cause of death at the time of the sheriff’s office’s announcement.
Cochran was 40 years old.
Late Sunday night, the Statesboro Police Department sent out a message regarding the potential abduction of three females who had since been found safe. When the news first surfaced, an alert was sent out for a “dangerous” man who was last seen wearing khaki shorts and a white shirt.
“He is considered dangerous,” the Candler County Sheriff’s Office said at the time he was still on the run. “He was last spotted in the city limits of Metter,” which is about 187 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
The incidents occurred at a Food World parking lot, according to the university.
Cochran was also wanted for offenses in Bulloch and Candler counties.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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Georgia Southern University is a public research university in Georgia with multiple campuses across the southern half of the state. The flagship campus is located in Statesboro, while others include the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville. The university is home to more than 27,000 students with over 140 academic majors in baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs.