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Son charged in father's death

| January 30, 2023 11:59 AM

A Sandpoint man has been arrested on second-degree murder charges after his elderly father was found deceased at his home in the city on Sunday.

Evan John Owens, 26, was charged in connection to the death of his father John Owens, 80. The younger Owens is currently in custody at the Kootenai County Jail on a $5 million bond.

The charges stem from the death of John Owens, who was found in his home on Jan. 29 following a welfare check request by family members who could not get a hold of him. After gaining entry to the home, Sandpoint Police heard his phone ringing upstairs and discovered Owens deceased in an upstairs bedroom. The cause of death appeared to be suspicious.

Following an investigation, the man's son, Evan John Owens was charged with second-degree murder.

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