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Owen Walker

Real Name: Owen Knox Walker
Nicknames: No Known Nicknames
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: 1986


Occupation: Street Vendor
Date of Birth: March 9, 1944
Height: 5'11"
Weight: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Reddish-blonde hair, blue-green eyes.


Details: Fifty-two-year-old Owen Knox Walker stands to inherit more than one million dollars, but will forfeit the money if he does not come forward by Thursday, November 7, 1996. He is a Vietnam veteran who is believed to be homeless. His family has not seen him since 1986. He has apparently spent the past decade living in Southern California, working as a street vendor.
Probate investigator Don Harmon has recently been searching in and around Venice Beach in Los Angeles in an attempt to locate Owen before the deadline. Several vendors recognized his photograph and claimed that he has sold stuffed animals, used clothing, and airplanes crafted out of empty beer cans. If Owen is not located by November 7, the inheritance will go to either another relative or the state of Illinois.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran as a Special Bulletin on the November 1, 1996 episode along with Heirs of Temperee Hawkins.
Results: Unresolved. It is not known if Owen was ever located. However, the deadline has already passed; if he was never located, then the money was given to another relative or the state of Illinois.