“Where the Crawdads Sing” author Delia Owens is wanted for questioning as a possible witness, co-conspirator and accessory in a murder case in Zambia, according to Atlantic Magazine.
Owens spent 20 years working in Africa with elephants and other endangered species along with her husband Mark. In 1996, ABC News chronicled the couple's attempts to combat elephant poaching. They captured the disturbing video of a suspected poacher being shot and killed.
It has been described as a literal snuff film and the alleged shooter is Owens’ stepson, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in a 2010 New Yorker exposé titled "The Hunted."
Authorities believe that Owens and her then-husband, Mark Owens, could be accomplices, who helped cover up the murder, and may have been involved in other crimes as part of their conservation efforts in the southern African country, according to Goldberg.