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Details to be released as friends plan vigil after Colquitt Co. fire

A vigil will be held on Friday for the five people found dead in a Colquitt County house fire. (Source: WALB) A vigil will be held on Friday for the five people found dead in a Colquitt County house fire. (Source: WALB)
GBI agents were back at the scene Wednesday as were family members still hoping for answers.  (Source: WALB) GBI agents were back at the scene Wednesday as were family members still hoping for answers.  (Source: WALB)
The vigil is Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the ballpark near the Walmart in Moultrie.  (Source: WALB) The vigil is Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the ballpark near the Walmart in Moultrie.  (Source: WALB)
Jimmy Skeen (Source: WALB) Jimmy Skeen (Source: WALB)
COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) -

GBI agents said on Wednesday to expect information on Thursday on their investigation into the Colquitt County house fire where five people were found dead, but for now they aren't giving any details.

On Wednesday, a spokesman for the Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner's Office, which normally would have a central role in a major fire investigation, said that the GBI is leading the investigation and all information must come from them.

GBI agents were back at the scene Wednesday as were family members still hoping for answers. 

22-year-old Jimmy Skeen organized a candlelight vigil for the five angels he said were lost over the weekend. He's encouraging everyone to be in attendance.

Skeen hopes to see a huge crowd at the vigil on Friday at the baseball fields near the Walmart in Moultrie.

"To show love for one another and hopefully we can raise some money for the families and just spend time together," said Skeen.

To remember his friends, Reid Williams, Alicia Norman, Johnathan Edwards, Jones Pidcock and Jordan Croft. 

"Johnathan Edwards, he was just a beautiful person," explained Skeen. "There wasn't a time you couldn't come across him without a smile being on his face."

The five young adults were found dead after a home in the 500 block of Rossman Dairy Road caught fire Sunday morning. Skeen said that the community lost some good people.

"You got Reid Williams and the rest of the guys they were always just the type that you want to be around," said Skeen.

The community along with investigators are still trying to put the pieces together as to what happened. The uncertainty bothers Skeen.

"I think it's put me and a lot of others our stomachs in knots just trying to find answers," explained Skeen.

But for now Skeen is finding solace with help from other friends of the victims putting the candlelight vigil together. 

"I'm just hoping we can all pray for each other and pray for the families," said Skeen. "I'm just hoping by this candlelight vigil that we can do something good for the community and we can all get together as one."

The vigil is Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the ballpark near the Walmart in Moultrie. 

People can bring their own candles and donations. For details on the event, visit the Facebook page here

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