Bodies found in search for vanished ‘Craigslist couple’

The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies nearby.

Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said Monday that the bodies were found near the vehicle 69-year-old Elrey “Bud” Runion and his wife, 66-year-old June Runion, had been traveling in toward McRae, in southern Georgia. Steverson says the bodies haven’t officially been identified and authorities have contacted the Runion family. He said the car was found not far from McRae.

Authorities have said 28-year-old Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns has been arrested on charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.

Steverson says Towns was the last person to speak with the couple by phone.

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