Missing Elderly Georgia Couple Found Dead
The search for an elderly Georgia couple that went missing after trying to buy a vintage car on Craigslist came to a tragic end after authorities pulled the couple’s SUV from a rural pond and found two bodies, each shot in the head, Monday in a patch of woods nearby.
Police positively identified the dead as 69-year-old Bud Runion and his wife, 66-year-old June Runion, one day after their missing 2003 GMC Envoy was pulled from a lake near McRae on Monday, the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ronnie Adrian (Jay) Towns, 28, has been charged with murdering and robbing the couple, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.
Police believe the couple headed to the rural town from their Marietta home Thursday afternoon in search of a 1966 Ford Mustang they’d offered to buy on Craigslist. Towns allegedly lured them to McRae with the promise of the car, which he never had, authorities said. Towns was originally charged Monday with giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.
The missing car was found near property owned by Towns, officials said. He’s due in court Tuesday.
SMH! Some people are truly evil. After taking what he wanted from them, What reason did he really have to shoot the poor couple???