Felicia Ann Lindsay, 54, was reported missing from Dekalb County, Alabama on Monday, and was thought to have been in the Canton area, close to Marietta Highway and Pine Crest Road. After Cherokee County deputies were given the make, model and license plate number of her vehicle by authorities in Alabama, they began searching the area. They spotted the vehicle at Canton's Whispering Pines mobile home park off of Lakeside Drive the following day.
Deputies proceeded to knock on the door of the trailer home where the car was parked, and after some time, a man answered, and allowed the authorities into the mobile home. However, while authorities searched the home, the man shut himself into one of the bedrooms. Shortly after, deputies heard a gunshot. When they opened the door, they found 22-year-old Max Ruben Zayn, of Alabama, also reported as Max "Zeller," lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his mouth. He was immediately transferred to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Just hours after the incident occurred, Lindsay's body was discovered under her Fort Payne, Alabama home, in a crawl space. Zayn, who was Lindsay's nephew, was already being sought after in Alabama for her disappearance.
Records indicate that Zayn was a former Canton resident and a 2009 graduate of Cherokee High School. He had an active warrant in Cherokee County for unpaid child support.