2 Days After This Teen Went Missing, A Walmart Co-Worker Called Up Pretending To Be Him

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Image: Zebb Quinn

Someone had drawn a pair of lips and an exclamation mark on the car’s rear windshield, using bright pink lipstick. And the headlights were on, but nobody was inside except for a live puppy, later adopted by an investigating officer. The abandoned vehicle of a missing Walmart employee – discovered in a parking lot in Asheville, North Carolina – posed some seriously bizarre riddles. But this was just the start of the mystery…

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The employee’s name was Zebb Quinn. He was just 18 years old, and at the time of his disappearance in January 2000, he worked in the electronics department of the Hendersonville Road Walmart in Asheville. He was also signed up to a college-based Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.

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Image: Facebook/Asheville Police Department

As far as investigators are aware, the last person known to have had contact with Quinn was a co-worker called Robert Jason Owens. Quinn and Owens were apparently friends, in that they sometimes played pool together. And on the night Quinn disappeared, Owens had suggested they visit the rural community of Leicester, around ten miles northwest of Asheville.

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