Yesterday as Brett and I were driving back to his place from Centennial Olympic Park I got a call from John Bazemore of the Associated Press. He said that they found a body near where University of Georgia Professor George Zinkhan’s Jeep was found last week and they suspected it was him. He asked if I could run up to Athens to get some photos at the press conference at 3:00 pm giving me about an hour and a half to get up there. Luckily, I made it just in time.
For those who don’t know, George Zinkhan is suspected of killing his wife and two others from Athens’ Town & Gown Players, a community theatre group located on Grady St. in Athens. The killings happened in late April and his car was found last week.
Apparently they used an Australian and German Shepherd that were trained to be “Cadaver Dogs” to locate the body which had been concealed under the ground. The police didn’t outright say it, but alluded to Zinkhan having dug himself a hole in the ground, covering himself up then shooting himself. As far as I know, they aren’t sure how long after the initial shooting this happened yet.