5 things to know: Body of teen missing since 2008 found in chimney

5 things to know for Thursday, October 1:

1. The body of a teen, missing since 2008, has been discovered in the chimney of an abandoned cabin. [For more details, go here.]

2. Hurricane Joaquin is barreling toward the East coast. Heavy rain is expected from the Carolinas through New England. [Read how it is already affecting the coast and what is expected in the coming days]

3. Southern University thanks fans and the University of Georgia after their reaction to Devon Gales' spinal injury that he sustained on Saturday's game in Athens. [Ray Belton's open letter to UGA ]

4. Two Georgia universities made a top 100 list of best universities in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16 ranked Georgia Tech at No. 41 and Emory at No. 90. [ Read who made the top 10 and the rest of the list

5. October is here, and so is fall weather. [Get your full forecast here]