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:
- Breaking news of the shooting
- Initial update with information about the victims: Marie Bruce (Zinkan’s wife), Ben Teague and Tom Tanner. Three others were also injured.
- Neighbors describe Zinkhan as reclusive
- Zinkhan manhunt continues
- Zinkhan’s wife wanted a divorce, sources say
- Zinkhan’s Jeep found abandoned in a ravine in western Clarke County
- Zinkhan was featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” website