Bestselling Author's Stepson Allegedly Murdered An African Man, Then Fled

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Delia Owens is the 70-year-old bestselling author of Where The Crawdads Sing. But she is connected to a murder that happened 24 years ago in Zambia. She and her husband ran an organization dedicated to stopping elephant poaching.

In a 1995 profile with Turning Point, film crews capture someone shooting a man four times, killing him. Zambian authorities suspect Christopher Owens, the stepson of Delia. Her then-husband, Mark Owens, allegedly helped hide the body.

Even worse: ABC did not report the murder to the authorities, and there is no evidence that the victim was even a poacher.

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