McRAE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have positively identified two bodies as those of a Georgia couple who disappeared after driving three hours away to buy a classic auto, and the suspect already in custody has been charged with murder and armed robbery.
Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said 69-year-old Elrey "Bud" Runion and his 66-year-old wife, June, were shot to death and that 28-year-old Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns of McRae has been charged with malice murder and armed robbery.
Towns was initially charged with giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.
Authorities have said Bud Runion posted a Craigslist ad last week seeking a classic car and traveled to Telfair County with his wife to meet the potential seller. The two were reported missing and their SUV and bodies were found Monday.