Mystery Of Missing North Carolina Teen Cold For 15 Years, Until …

#7 Where’s Zebb?

006-7-where-s-zebb-798559Zebb Quinn never returned home. The following day, his mother filed a missing persons report with the Asheville-Buncombe Police Department. They quickly began investigating. Of course, Owens emerged as a prime suspect. After all, he was the last known person to have seen Quinn alive and well… or was he?

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#6 “I’m Sick”

007-6-i-m-sick-798591Two days after he disappeared, a person claiming to be Zebb Quinn called Walmart to announce that he was sick and would be away from work that day. His supervisor knew that the voice on the phone was different than Quinn’s, so he called the police. Later that day, Robert Jason Owens confessed to making the call. He claimed that Quinn had “asked him to.”

#5 Family Ties

008-5-family-ties-798613Robert Jason Owens was still considered a prime suspect in this case, but so were members of Quinn’s own family! This includes his aunts Ina Ustich and Tamara Taylor. They were questioned carefully, and though police never explained why they were suspects, they have since been cleared of all charges.

#4 Kiss Me!

009-4-kiss-me-798624Then, as if right on cue, Zebb Quinn’s car was found just a few blocks from his mother’s workplace. His mother has since stated that she believes the car was planted there in order to upset her. This would mean that whoever was responsible for her son’s disappearance was familiar with the family…

#3 A Puppy?!

010-3-a-puppy-798636Adding another weird twist to the story, a live labrador puppy was found in the backseat of Zebb Quinn’s car! He was well-fed and carefully groomed, leading investigators to believe that the car had not been sitting in the parking lot for long. If it had, the dog would have been starving and ill-kempt!

Still, the case went cold…