- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MONROE, Ga. (AP) - Investigators hope a recent tip could help lead them to the body of a college student who went missing almost 8 years ago.

Multiple media outlets report 18-year-old Justin Gaines was last seen alive outside a Gwinnett County nightclub in November 2007. He was a freshman at the Oconee campus of Gainesville State College when he vanished.

On Tuesday, Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman said investigators received a tip that Gaines’s body may be in a well near the Apalachee River.

Chapman says authorities have searched the High Shoals area near the river for two days and pumped several wells.

Chapman says crews will return to the area Wednesday to continue searching and will also use sonar equipment to search in water.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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