Billboards seek UGA murder suspect

Motorists on busy highways in Augusta and at least half a dozen states will see the face of the University of Georgia professor who disappeared after police say he shot and killed three people in Athens last week.

Authorities are hoping dozens of billboards will help them find 57-year-old George Zinkhan III, who has been the subject of an international manhunt since police charged him with killing his wife and two men Saturday at a gathering of a local theater group.

"I hope someone will pay close attention and if they see him or someone who appears to be him, (the billboards) will trigger someone's thoughts and they'll give us a call," said Capt. Clarence Holeman, assistant commander of Athens-Clarke police's Criminal Investigations Division.

Officials with the Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia volunteered space on digital billboards to put out an alert for Zinkhan, who is wanted on three counts of murder, according to the group's executive director, Conner Poe.

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