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Man Charged In Murder Of Food Network Contestant

A North Carolina man was charged with murder in the case of missing "Food Network Star" contestant Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband.
Posted at 5:10 PM, Mar 17, 2015

A North Carolina man has been charged with murder in the case of two missing people, including "Food Network Star" contestant Cristie Schoen Codd. 

Codd and her husband Joseph "JT" Codd were reported missing on Sunday. Cristie Codd was reportedly five months pregnant with the couple's first child.

On Monday night, authorities were seen searching the home of 36-year-old Robert Jason Owens, who lived about half a mile from the Codds and was the couple's contractor. He was arrested the next day.

Owens is charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of murder of an unborn child. He was also charged with larceny after breaking and entering the Codds' home.

An arrest warrant stated Owens murdered the Codds March 12 — three days before they were reported missing.

Officials still haven't released information about the location or state of the Codds' remains.