ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities from Georgia to Texas say they have little to go on in the search for a University of Georgia professor suspected of three killings.
Authorities say George Zinkhan shot his ex-wife and two other men to death outside a theater near campus while his children remained in his red Jeep.
SWAT team members, guns drawn, swarmed a tidy middle-class suburb about seven miles from the campus looking for the 57-year-old Zinkhan.
But he wasn't in his home or office and hadn't used his credit or ATM cards.
After the shootings, the man described as an introverted, respected marketing professor dropped his children off with a next-door neighbor and vanished.
When Zinkhan dropped his children off, he told his neighbor, Robert Covington, that he needed someone to watch them for about an hour because of an emergency.
Covington said when he asked Zinkhan's daughter about the emergency, she said "something about a firecracker."