UPDATE: Officials ID man found in burned vehicle in Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — The Georgia State Medical Examiner’s office and the Effingham County Coroner have positively identified the deceased person found in a burned vehicle as Zachary Edel, 24, of Rincon.

The vehicle was discovered just after 1:30 pm. on Feb. 1 on Turkey Trail Rd.

Effingham County officials say Edel was reported as an “overdue motorist” the same morning his body was discovered.

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