Ga. police find Jeep belonging to suspect in slaying of 3
BOGART, Ga. - Authorities yesterday swarmed a wooded area in Georgia where a wrecked red Jeep belonging to a former professor suspected of killing his wife and two others was discovered not far from his home.
There was still no sign of George Zinkhan, however. More than 200 law enforcement officers were searching a 200-acre area.
Zinkhan has been missing for nearly a week. His Jeep was found overnight in a ravine in Bogart, a rural community about 10 miles west of Athens, where Zinkhan lived and taught marketing at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, FBI agent Greg Jones said.
There was no way to tell how long the vehicle had been there because the brush was so thick in the ravine, Athens-Clarke County Police Captain Clarence Holeman said. Authorities across the nation and in Europe have been looking for Zinkhan, 57, since the April 25 shootings.
Zinkhan is accused of killing his wife, 47-year-old attorney Marie Bruce, and two members of her community theater group, Ben Teague, 63, and Tom Tanner, 40, in front of a theater in Athens.