Often referred to as the Rampart Street Murders, the deaths of Addie Hall and Zack Bowen shocked the city of New Orleans in 2006. Hall and Bowen had gained notoriety for staying in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which garnered them national media attention. In fact, it seemed like a romantic story of a couple who fell in love during one of the greatest natural disasters in New Orleans history. However, there was a dark side to Hall and Bowen's relationship - one that involved excessive drinking and drug use that eventually led to violent fights.
It was in the early hours of October 5, 2006, that the relationship took a fatal turn when Bowen strangled Hall in their French Quarter apartment. The murder would remain a secret until 12 days later when Bowen took his own life and left behind a full confession of what he had done.
The violent murder of Addie Hall and the suicide of Zack Bowen have spawned television shows, a documentary, and endless speculation on the internet. This list covers the verifiable facts of Hall and Bowen's relationship, their deaths, and the macabre aftermath that followed.
In October 2006, Zack Bowen Was Found Dead With A Note In His Pocket Instructing Police To Check His Apartment
The Police Arrived To A Tragic Scene At The Rampart Street Apartment
Bowen’s Confession Note Attempted To Explain How He Got To This Point
Bowen Ended Up In New Orleans After Leaving His Home In California
Addie Hall Was A Gifted Artist Who Reportedly Struggled With Bipolar Disorder
Bowen And Hall Decided To Stay In New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina To Help The Community