Suspect in Custody in Case of Missing Ga. Couple
A suspect is in custody in connection to the disappearance of a Georgia couple.
Elrey "Bud" Runion, 69, and his wife June, 66, vanished Thursday after going to buy a car from someone who responded to their Craigslist ad.
Authorities say 28-year-old Ronnie “Jay” Towns answered their ad, claiming to have a car similar to the 1966 Mustang they had been looking for. Police believe Towns is the last person who had contact with the couple before they disappeared.
Towns turned himself in today and is facing charges of giving false statements to authorities and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.
The couple’s car was found in a shallow pond in Telfair County. Authorities have been searching a densely wooded area in the county for clues.
Anyone with information is urged to call police at 229-868-6621.