Owens indicted for teen’s murder in 2000

Mugshot provided by the Asheville Police Department

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – A man already serving time for murdering a couple and their unborn child has been indicted in the killing of a teen.

Robert Jason Owens, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Zebb Wayne Quinn. Authorities say Quinn was 18 at the time of his disappearance on January 2, 2000.

Owens is currently serving time for the murders of Cristie and Joseph “J.T.” Codd, as well as their unborn child. He murdered the family in March 2015.

The Asheville Police Department said in a news release that “this indictment is the result of years of investigative work and persistence by detectives of the Asheville Police Department, as well as ongoing partnerships with members of the Quinn family and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.”

Detectives working the case ask anyone with additional information to please contact them at the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.



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