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Cristie Schoen Codd: Missing Food Network Star finalist found murdered

Christie Codd

The man that has been charged in the murder of Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, a Food Network Star finalist and celebrity caterer and Joseph “J.T.” Codd, 45, a grip in the film industry, may be connected to one of the most renowned cold cases in Pennsylvania, the disappearance of 18-year-old Zebb Quinn, whose case was featured on Investigation Discovery Channel show “Disappeared.”

Christie Cobb
Cristie Cobb and JT Codd (Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office)
Robert Jason Owens, 35, of Owens Cove Road has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of the couple. He was also charged with breaking and entering and larceny, and the murder of an unborn child, according to arrest warrants. Cristie was 5-months pregnant.

Authorities suspected Owens also had something to do with Quinn’s disappearance in Jan. 2, 2000, and even got a search warrant to draw hair, blood and saliva samples from Owens, but the police never had the evidence to warrant charges.

“He was definitely a primary suspect in the Zebb Quinn case,” said Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan.

Owens had been at the Codd home before in Leicester and had done some work for them, Sheriff Van Duncan told the Citizen Times.

“He had done some odd jobs for them,” Van Duncan said, “He owns a construction business.”

Jason Owens

Even thought the authorities know where the remains are, they will not release the information or the cause of death, but coincidentally charges against Owens came at the same time firefighters found two people dead inside a burning cabin in Black Mountain.

Buncombe County Fire Marshal Terry Gentry told the Daily News that the medical examiner is still working to identify the bodies through dental records.

Original Story:

Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, a finalist on the 2012 season 8 of Food Network Star on the Food Network, along with her husband, Joseph “JT” Codd, 45, have gone missing in North Carolina.Cristie, who is 5-months pregnant and JT were reported missing on Sunday after their family went to their home on Hookers Gap Road in Leicester and they were not there. They found the dogs in the house and their vehicles on the property, reports WBTV news. They reported them missing to the police.

Cristie has been providing catering on film sets, like “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and the TV series, “Big Love” and is listed on as Cristie Schoen. JT has been working as a key grip. They are known to be away for periods of time while they are working, but they were last known to be at their home.

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your assistance in attempting to locate them, reports WLOS news. If you have any information as to their whereabouts, please call the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office at 828-250-6670.

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