Elderly couple murdered buying dream car from Craigslist; suspect charged

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(CNN) — A south Georgia man was charged Tuesday with murder in the death of a couple who went missing last week after contacting a car seller on Craigslist, police said.

Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns, 28, also was charged with armed robbery, the Telfair County Sheriff’s Office said on its website. He will be arraigned later Tuesday.

The victims were shot in the head, police said.

Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and his wife, June, 66, had driven three and a half hours from an Atlanta suburb in search of a classic car after posting on the popular want-ad website. Their bodies were recovered Monday in woods in rural Telfair County.

An autopsy Tuesday confirmed their identities.

Towns turned himself in Monday. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said Towns had the “last known communications” with Bud Runion.

The couple made the trip to look at a 1966 Mustang, and…

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