Katrina Breast Flasher Dismembered, Cooked
A bizarre and sad epitaph to a Hurricane Katrina human interest story:
A Hurricane Katrina victim who gained national notoriety by flashing her breasts for police cars in the wake of the devastating storm was apparently murdered and dismembered this month by her live-in boyfriend, who then cooked her body parts before committing suicide.
Police in New Orleans say they found a suicide note in the pocket of Zackery Bowen, a bartender who had been living with Adrian “Addie” Hall in the post-catastrophe ruins of the French Quarter. The note led authorities yesterday to the scene of his girlfriend’s murder, “where they found her charred head in a pot on the stove, her legs and feet baked in the oven and the rest of her dismembered body in trash bag in the refrigerator,” according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
In the wake of Katrina last summer, both Hall and Bowen were featured in news articles across the country for their perseverance in continuing on with life despite the ubiquitous devastation surrounding them. The New York Times reported Sept. 9, 2005: “Some holdouts seem intent on keeping alive the distinct and wild spirit of this city. In the French Quarter, Addie Hall and Zackery Bowen found a unusual way to make sure that police officers regularly patrolled their house. Ms. Hall, 28, a bartender, flashed her breasts at the police vehicles that passed by, ensuring a regular flow of traffic.”
According to today’s Times-Picayune, the couple recently had a falling out over their living arrangements, as Bowen was being tossed out of the apartment the couple shared over a voodoo shop. “I caught him cheating on me, and I am kicking him out of this apartment,” Hall reportedly told the pair’s landlord.