Suspect Wanted in Connection With Disappearance of Elderly Couple in Custody

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A suspect wanted in connection with the disappearance of an elderly Georgia couple that went missing after planning a day trip to buy a car they found on Craigslist turned himself in Monday, according to police. Suspect Ronnie "Jay" Towns, 28, was in custody at the Telfair County Sheriff's office, Sheriff Chris Steverson told NBC News.

Towns was sought on suspicion of making false statements to investigators and criminal intent to commit theft by deception after Elrey "Bud" Runion, 69, and his wife, June Runion, 66, vanished Thursday, according to the Telfair County Sheriff's Office. The couple has not been heard from since before they planned to drive the nearly 300 miles from Marietta to McRae to purchase a 1966 Mustang they had seen on Craigslist, according to the Cobb County Police Department. Family members set up a "Find Bud & June Runion" Facebook page Friday after the pair couldn't be reached by phone for more than 24 hours.



— Elisha Fieldstadt