Where the Crawdads sing: Why author Delia Owens is wanted for questioning in connection with a real-life murder

Mark’s portrayal on the ABC special has raised questions about his curatorial practices. At various times, according to Goldberg, Mark can be seen carrying a pistol, a shotgun and an AR-15 automatic rifle. He is seen telling his scouts that when they spot an armed poacher, “you don’t wait for them to shoot you. You shoot them first, okay? This means that when you see the whites of his eyes, and if he has a gun, you kill him before he kills you.

As Golberg reported in 2010, after the segment aired, Mark claimed in a letter sent to the Zambian Attorney General that the AR-15 automatic rifle he was carrying was a fake, used only for intimidation purposes. But in the video, as Goldberg points out, Mark can be seen fending off an elephant that appears to be charging towards the ABC crew with the so-called fake gun. Vieira later told Goldberg, “The weapons felt real to me. I would be freaked out if they weren’t real. What would he do if the elephant charged? Shout ‘Bang, bang?’ “

According to Goldberg, in an April 1996 letter to donors to their Owens Foundation for Wildlife Conservation, the couple wrote, “We were not involved in this incident, or any other incident of this nature.

But according to Goldberg’s reporting, Chris Everson, the ABC cameraman who filmed the shooting claimed that the suspected poacher was actually shot by Christopher Owens – Mark’s son and Delia’s stepson. Zambian Police Detective Biemba Musole, meanwhile, told Goldberg that Mark and his scouts allegedly “placed the suspected poacher’s body in a cargo net and airlifted it to a nearby lagoon.”

When Goldberg asked Delia in 2010 about her stepson’s potential involvement, she replied, “He might say something that you might misinterpret. He is trying to get his life back together. Leave him alone. You have something to ask him, ask us.

According to Goldberg, the US Embassy had advised the Owenses not to return to Zambia until the matter was resolved. They heeded this warning, settling in northern Idaho before parting ways; according to her website, Delia now lives in North Carolina, where crawdads = crawfish is defined. “We were great research partners and great friends, and had a great working relationship for years and years,” Delia said. BookPage in 2018 of her marriage to Mark. “I think the stress of living there [Africa] finally got the better of us.

In the wake of Delia’s best-selling book, the Article Slate 2019 describes how crawdads = crawfish strangely “echoes [the author’s] The Zambian experience and the ensuing ordeal of becoming the subject of an 18,000-word expose in a leading magazine. The speculation is not unfounded. Like her says Amazon in 2019, “Almost every part of the book has a deeper meaning. There is a lot of symbolism in this book. The Slate piece also noted that crawdads = crawfishThe prison cat, Sunday Justice, shares a name with the African man who once worked as the Owens’ cook.

Lola R. McClure