The Gruesome Tale of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall — And What It Says About Our Fascination with True Crime

DeLani R. Bartlette
8 min readApr 29, 2019
Zack Bowen and Addie Hall. Photographer unknown.

On Oct. 17, 2006, around 8:30 pm, New Orleans police received a disturbing call from the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. A man’s body was on the roof of the parking garage.

Upon arriving and seeing the severely mangled body, it was clear the man had died on impact. Unsure if they had a murder…