Bodies of missing Ga. couple found, suspect in custody

Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns
Jay Towns

I am sad that i have to post that the bodies of Bud and June Runion have been found. The couple from Marietta, Georgia went missing after going to look at a Ford Mustang that was advertised on craigslist. Unfortunately there was no Mustang which seems more like a ploy to commit robbery. The suspect in the Runnions’ disappearance and death, 28-year-old Jay Towns, has been apprehended. The Runions’ vehicle was found submerged and their bodies were found nearby but not underwater.

Here’s something that I forgot to mention in my last post. I don’t post about every craigslist scam anymore. There are so many that it would be too time consuming for me to post every one. However with the last few months I have heard of a scam where scammers are posting ads on classifieds sites like craigslist advertising either high dollar value or classic cars. In too many cases the cars don’t exist and are just bait to fleece people out of their money. Unfortunately in this case the cost was much greater.

My heart breaks for the Runion family and my prayers and condolences go out to them.

UPDATE 2/2/2015: The autopsies showed that the Runions were both shot in the head.

UPDATE 6/23/2015: Prosecutors are saying that they will seek the death penalty against Towns.

UPDATE 5/3/2017: Back in mid-April, Towns entered a plea of not guilty.

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