Breaking: UGA Shooter George Zinkhan’s Body Found

The manhunt for George Zinkhan has possibly ended.

Two weeks since he went missing after shooting his wife and two others at a fundraiser for the Town and Gown Players at the Athens Community Theatre in Athens, Ga, University of Georgia marketing professor George Zinkhan’s body has believed to be found not far from his abandoned Jeep in a wooded area in Clarke County, Red & Black.

The body has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Sate Crime Lab for definitive identification that it is Zinkhan, so officials are still urging caution.

The shooting, which happened in downtown Athens not far from the UGA campus, did not close the university, but students and staff were warned to be on guard in case Zinkhan returned.

Update: Read the Red & Black’s Twitter for updates on the press conference. They say: “Zinkhan press conference: ACC Police Chief Jack Lumpkin says Zinkhan’s body was put in the earth and something was pulled over it.”

See CDB’s earlier coverage of the tragic event:


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2 responses to “Breaking: UGA Shooter George Zinkhan’s Body Found

  1. Carol

    How did that happen? Did he hide and then die or did someone kill him and hid the body?

    This doesn’t make any sense to me at all no matter how this happened it is better because now we don’t have to spend the money to find him guilty of murder and spend good money after bad.

    He will really pay when he gets to the otherside and it won’t be upstairs it will be way downstairs and that is a fact.

  2. Carol, he buried himself as best he could before he committed suicide is what the police believe. The Athens-Clarke County police chief said he had only seen someone do that once before in his life.

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