Bud and June Runion from Marietta, Georgia Missing Since 1/22/15 When They Traveled to Telfair County to Purchase a Car From Craigslist (Update: Two Warrants for Suspect Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns)(Update: Bodies of Missing Couple Found Deceased)
Cobb County Couple Missing …
Bud and June Runion, a Marietta, Georgia couple in their 60′s, have been missing since Thursday, January 22, 2015. The Cobb County couple have been missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist. According to the police, the couple drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang. Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349. Authorities say that the phone number that the couple called, traced back to a disposable cell phone. No one has heard from them since Friday and it appears that the Runions’ cell phones are off.
State and local agencies have joined a frantic search for a Marietta couple missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist.
“We’re trying to put together some teams to go out right now,” said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson.
The couple apparently drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang, the sheriff said. Family members became concerned when the two did not return for a family function and would not answer their cell phone.
Bud Runion is 69 years old; June Runion is 66.
The couple drove to McRae on Thursday to meet someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed on Craigslist seeking a 1966 Mustang.
Relatives became concerned when the couple did not return for a family function and did not answer their cell phone.
Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349.
They say Bud Runion is white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He is balding with gray hair and blue eyes. June Runion is white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349
Steverson says there are two active warrants out for Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns: one for making false statements to investigators and the other for criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.
Sheriff Steverson says Ronnie Towns is 28 and around 6 feet tall.
Two bodies were found Monday in the search for an elderly Georgia couple who disappeared last week after going to look at a car advertised on Craigslist, police said.
The vehicle of the missing couple —Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and his wife, June Runion, 66 — was found submerged in a body of water. Two bodies, one man and one female, were found nearby. The bodies haven’t been officially identified and the cause of death hasn’t been determined, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said.
Authorities have been searching for the couple since their family reported that they hadn’t heard from them since they left Thursday morning for southern Georgia to look at a vintage Mustang.
UPDATE IV: Bodies found in search for Runion couple.
Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said two bodies were found Monday in the search for Bud and June Runion, the missing Marietta couple.
Investigators also found the couple’s SUV submerged in a shallow body of water, Steverson said.
Steverson said autopsies are being done before a positive identification is announced.
Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns, 28, of McRae turned himself in to authorities Monday morning.
The Telfair sheriff asked anyone with information to call his office at 229-868-6621. Also, anyone with information about the couple’s whereabouts is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3900.