Veteran & His Wife Go Missing After Agreeing To Buy Car from Craigslist Seller

A couple from Cobb County, Georgia have been missing since they made plans to meet up with a person they met through Craigslist about buying a vintage car. Vietnam War veteran Elrey "Bud" Runion, 69, and his 66-year-old wife, June Runion, reportedly posted an ad on the website looking to purchase a 1966 Ford Mustang. A "seller" sent them a message, along with a photo of their dream car, and the couple's daughters say they agreed to meet him in Telfair County,


Daughter Virginia Owens said she became suspicious after her parents failed to show up to babysit her children on Friday. She and her sister, Stephanie Bishop, say the last conversation they had with their parents was one in which they had expressed excitement over the car. Bishop says the last time her father had owned a Ford Mustang was when he returned home from Vietnam.

They couple was last seen driving their 2003 champagne-colored GMC Envoy from Marietta on Thursday afternoon. They reportedly have their cell phones and chargers with them, but haven't contacted family members.

Police say they have received tips that they're following up on, but won't comment on whether anyone has withdrawn money from their bank account or if the person who had responded to their Craigslist ad was an honest-to-goodness Mustang seller.

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Their daughters say they are trying to keep positive. They created a Facebook page called Find Bud & June Runion, which has been shared more than 30,000 times. Putting positive thoughts out there in the hopes that this couple will be found and will reunite with their daughters soon.

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