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Pregnant Food Network Star Contestant Found Murdered Along With Her Husband

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What a devastating tragedy.

On Sunday, Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband, Joseph, were found murdered in their North Carolina home.

While authorities believe the actual date of death is March 12, the pair were found over the weekend after their families filed a missing persons report.

To make the situation even more tragic, Cristie, who appeared on the eighth season of Food Network Star, was five months pregnant.

A spokesperson for the network said:

"Our thoughts go out to Cristie's family and friends during this difficult time."

Wow. We can't even began to imagine how the couple's loved ones must be feeling right now.

The only comfort in this horrible situation is that the perpetrator, Robert Jason Owens, was apprehended for two counts of felony first-degree murder, one felony count of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking and entering and free text felony.

Cops suspect the motive in the murders was theft — considering a laptop, jewelry, and a handgun were stolen from the Codds' home.

How senseless.

Sadly, this isn't Robert's first run in with the law. Since 2000, Owens has been a person of interest in the highly publicized case of 18-year-old Zebb Quinn, who at this time is sadly still missing. Authorities strongly believe that Robert is responsible for Zebb's disappearance for many reasons, but mainly due to the fact that he was the last person to see the young man alive.

Obviously, the 36-year-old is extremely dangerous and we hope justice is served.

In Cristie's memory, check out a clip of auditioning for Food Network Star (below)!

Our thoughts go out to Cristie and Joseph's families.

[Image via Food Network.]

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