Remains found in wood stove in cooking show finalist's death

Mar 20, 2015 4:22 PM by News Staff, Photo: WSPA

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say they found human remains inside a wood stove in the home of a man charged with killing a finalist from the TV show "Food Network Star," her husband and their unborn child.

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan said at a news conference Friday that deputies think 38-year-old Cristie Schoen Codd and 45-year-old Joseph Codd were dead for three days before officers were called to their home Sunday.

Search warrants say on the same day, 36-year-old Robert Owens threw away a trash bag with one victim's belongings.

Duncan wouldn't talk about a motive for the killing. Warrants show deputies took 11 knives and a saw blade from Owens' home.

Cristie Codd was a movie-set caterer and past finalist on "Food Network Star."

Owens' lawyer hasn't responded to telephone messages seeking comment.

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