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Michael Owens, 36, the suspect, the missing wife investigation has now turned into a murder investigation, accused of killing his wife Ebony Owens, 36, who has been missing since last week, Mississippi authorities said.
After a 36-year-old woman went missing in Mississippi, the investigation into her disappearance has now turned into a murder investigation and her husband has become the prime suspect, Mississippi authorities said. The family of Ebony Owens reported that the mother of four went missing on March 15 after she failed to show up for work, Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said during a news conference Thursday. The sheriff also announced that Owens’ husband, Michael Owens, was wanted for questioning in connection with the disappearance of his wife. Hours later, Michael was found and interviewed, then charged by authorities with murder and arson, WAPT reports.
Michael Owens is 36 years old.
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It’s not immediately clear if Michael pleaded guilty or hired an attorney to speak on his behalf. Authorities believe Ebony was shot to death and are conducting a search for her body in the Big Black River on Old Highway 80 between the Hinds and Warren county lines, the sheriff wrote on Facebook. The sheriff told the conference that electronic evidence suggested Ebony was last known to be in the Clinton area on Tuesday night, which is about 18 miles east of her home in Edwards, where deputies responded to a wellness check on Wednesday. Her car was nowhere to be found either. The next morning, first responders encountered a burning white Acura along Old Highway 80 and Jones Road, WLBT reports.
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“Initially, the vehicle fire, that was yesterday morning, we didn’t even know who owned that vehicle, we didn’t know the make [or] model, the owner of the vehicle or anything,” Jones told reporters. “We just had a burnt-out vehicle.” So when deputies responded to the residence for the welfare check, they were able to link him,” the sheriff added. Jones said they later found a license plate in the woods near where the car was found and determined the vehicle belonged to Ebony. He also noted that the evidence suggested that the car was intentionally set on fire. Investigators confirmed to WLBT that evidence related to Owens’ disappearance was recovered from an apartment at Ridgeland Ranch Apartments. A car was also reportedly towed from the property. The sheriff said Ebony’s children are being cared for by family members.
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