Zinkhan fails to show for his flight to Amsterdam

By Calvin Palmer

The missing University of Georgia professor suspected of killing his wife and two others did not show up at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport yesterday for a flight to Amsterdam.

The FBI revealed earlier in the week that Zinkhan had his passport and had also bought a Delta Air Lines flight to Amsterdam for May 2.

The 57-year-old Zinkan has a home in the Netherlands, where he has taught part time at a university since April 2007.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead said pressure on Zinkhan is growing and he will make a mistake eventually.

The former professor of marketing is accused of killing his wife, 47-year-old attorney Marie Bruce, and two members of her community theater group, Ben Teague, 63, and Tom Tanner, 40, in front of a theater in Athens.

A nationwide alert has been issued but Zinkhan has not been seen since he dropped his children off at a neighbor’s house after the shooting.

On Thursday, a cell phone signal led authorities to a wooded area of northwest Clarke County where Zinkhan’s red Jeep was found in a ravine.  Some 200 officers searched the area but did not find him.

[Based on a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.]

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