Monday, April 27, 2009
Is Professor George Zinkhan On the Run After Shooting Wife, Marie Bruce?
Any body seen him? You know, the latest domestic violence poster "bad boy." Despite similar scenarios being played out all over the country, one can only assume the nay Sayers will once again turn a blind eye to the evidence. Police are searching for a University of Georgia professor, George Zinkhan, who allegedly killed his wife and two others at a community theater group's reunion. George Zinkhan does not initially fit the profile of a murderer. The 57 year old marketing professor at the school's Terry College of Business has been described as a "nice teacher."
For any one wishing to help track him down, Zinkhan has relatives in Texas and a home in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was last seen driving a red 2005 Jeep Liberty. The victims of the shooting have been identified as Marie Bruce, 47, Tom Tanner, 40; and Ben Teague, 63. The victims all worked with the Town and Gown Players, a theater group that was holding a reunion. Marie Bruce had worked with Town and Gown for over 20 years in every one capacity or another. She had served as leading lady to president of the board to chief cook and bottle washer according to a theater spokes person. Zinkhan and Bruce were apparently having marital problems. They apparently argued shortly before the shooting. Georgia professor sought.
Athens Police have confirmed that Zinkhan was not originally at the Town and Gown event. When he did arrive, he got into "a disagreement" with his wife. He left and went back to his car where the couple's children were waiting. He then returned to his wife and began shooting two handguns. At least eight shots were fired. Zinkhan then apparently drove his children, ages 8 and 10 to a neighbor's home in nearby Bogart, Georgia. Bob Covington, told CNN that Zinkhan dropped the kids off shortly after noon. An hour or so later, police arrived and took the children.
To date, Zinkhan has not used any of his bank cards or credit cards. A nationwide manhunt is being conducted. As details emerge, we will attempt to share what is learned of this "domestic violence case."
May 11, 2009: Professor Zinkhan dug his own grave. After he almost completely covered his own body, he apparently shot himself to death. Thus ends the search for the Prof on the run.