Elliott Owens was born on March 22, 1980, in Oxford, Mississippi, the only child of Jack and Rachel Owens. Jack was a graduate of Boston University with a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering. He relocated to Oxford for work, where he met Rachel, a local artist.
While Jack pushed Elliott to follow in his footsteps of becoming an engineer, Rachel encouraged him to pursue his passions in life.
Much to his father’s disappointment, Elliott’s high school academics were mediocre at best. According to several teachers, Elliott demonstrated remarkable intelligence but was simply unwilling to put in the effort.
Even so, Elliott managed to get admitted to and attend the University of Mississippi, and he graduated with a degree in computer science. Afterward, he returned to his parents’ home and has since worked as a freelance information technologist. Elliott hopes to move into his own place within the next year.
Elliott’s job involves handling network and support issues for local companies. Friends and co-workers alike refer to Elliott as the mysterious techie with the Rubik’s cube, which he can solve in 15 seconds flat. He rarely appears in person, usually manifesting as a voice on the phone or a chat window.
“Elliott is geeky, goofy, and yeah, a bit of a pervert,” says the Owens’ neighbor of 20 years. “He can’t help but ask out every attractive girl he sees, but he’s otherwise harmless. Heck, he reads romance novels.”
Despite his mellow demeanor, Elliott is a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, which he practices as a form of physical therapy for his scoliosis. He is also a ferocious gamer, currently ranked as the number eight top StarCraft II player in the world, a position he hopes to improve upon in the near future.
When Annette Wyatt was killed, Elliott was questioned in relation to her murder because the two of them had been working closely on a project at the time of her death, but he was cleared of any involvement in her death.
Recently, he contacted YCSD detectives after seeing the Oscar Knight missing poster to say he had information about Mr. Knight.