2009-05-09

Body found in western Clarke County

From the Athens-Clarke County Police:

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department along with Federal and State Agencies have continued to search an area off of Cleveland Rd near the Jackson County line with cadaver dogs in regards to George Zinkhan. The searched area had been expanded from where Zinkhan's vehicle was recovered on May 1, 2009. This morning an emergency K9 response team found a concealed body during their extensive evidentiary search of that area. The concealed body was found approximately 1.3 miles from where Zinkhan's vehicle had been recovered.

The recovered body will be transported to the GBI State Crime Laboratory for positive identification. Until Zinkhan is located by law enforcement, as stated previously, please continue to use caution. Do not call 911 unless there is an emergency or you have sighted Zinkhan.

At 1500 hours today law enforcement agencies will hold a media conference at the Athens-Clarke County's West Precinct, 3700 [Atlanta Highway,] Athens, Georgia 30606. Further information will be sent out and posted to ACCPD.org as it becomes available.

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