Suspect identified in missing Georgia couple case

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WSBTV) – Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson confirmed that they’ve named a suspect in the case of a missing Cobb County couple.

Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and June Runion were last seen Thursday afternoon. The couple was headed to South Georgia to buy a car, and have not been seen since.

The couple’s daughters said they first became concerned when the couple did not show up to babysit their grandchildren Friday.

“If someone has taken them, we have forgiven that person, because God tells us to love and forgive,” daughter Virgina Owens said.

The couple’s daughters held back tears, as they talked about their last conversation with their parents.

“He was excited about the car. He had one when he got back from Vietnam,” daughter Stephanie Bishop said.

She said her father had posted an advertisement on Craigslist. He wanted to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang. Someone responded, she said, and even sent a picture. Bishop said her parents agreed to meet in Telfair County.

The couple left their Marietta home Thursday at about 2 p.m. They were last seen driving a 2003 champagne-colored GMC Envoy.

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