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AUDIO: Murder suspect called 911 while friends' bodies burned

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Victims: Alicia Norman, Jonathon Edwards, Reid Williams, Jones Pidcock, and Jordan Croft. (Source: Facebook) Victims: Alicia Norman, Jonathon Edwards, Reid Williams, Jones Pidcock, and Jordan Croft. (Source: Facebook)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Recordings of 911 calls are giving a new perspective in the murder case of five young adults found inside a burned home.

The suspect, 25-year-old Jeffrey Peacock, was close friends with all the victims.

Investigators say it's still unclear why he would kill them.

Agents say they've been working sunup to sundown, sifting through evidence at the home on Rossman Dairy Road.

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WALB obtained 911 calls from three people who reported that fire Sunday morning, including Peacock.

He told the dispatcher his "buddies" were trapped in the inferno.

Dispatcher: "And you're for sure they're in there?

Peacock: "There's nobody outside and I just left about 30 minutes ago to go get us all breakfast."

Dispatcher: "So you were there visiting?"

Peacock: "Yes ma'am."

The full recording may be heard by clicking here.

Meanwhile, friends are holding a candle light vigil in memory of the five people Friday night.

They also made t-shirts in their honor.

They hope the vigil will be an opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of these five young adults.

"I'm strong right now, but I've cried a whole lot of tears," said Angel Strickland. "I don't know if I have tears left."

She was close friends with Alicia Norman, one of the five people found dead inside the home on Rossman Dairy Road Sunday morning.

Officials also found the bodies of Jonathon Edwards, Reid Williams, Jones Pidcock, and Jordan Croft.

All five had been shot.

What started out as a fire investigation, quickly turned into a homicide investigation.

"I was hoping it could all be an accident. I was truly hoping it could all be a bad dream," Strickland said.

But the unthinkable became a reality when GBI officials arrested Peacock, charging him with murdering the five people, and setting their house on fire to cover up the evidence.

Investigators said they are still looking into a motive.

They have not released details regarding where the bodies were found inside the home, nor have they released the timeline of when they were shot, and when the fire started.

"Everybody is angry. Everybody is mad. And that will go away with time," Strickland added. "Everybody is confused."

As the entire community mourns the lives of these five best friends, a candle light vigil service was held Friday night to offer a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold.

Jeffrey Peacock is in custody at the Colquitt County Jail.

He is the only suspect in the murder investigation.

The GBI said Peacock has a criminal history, but did not give any further details.

Investigators said they still want to hear from anyone with information that could help them with the case.

People can call the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office at 229-616-7460 or the GBI at 229-255-4090.

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