From time to time we like to check back in on certain characters who have come across the Gawker radar. This morning we want to catch you up on Addie Hall and Zack Bowen, a couple of New Orleans holdouts the Times caught up with in the aftermath of Katrina. Back in 2005, the pair were ensuring a regular police presence in their neighborhood by Ms. Hall's appropriation of the time-honored Big Easy tradition of tit-flashing. And where are they now?

A suicide note in the pocket of a man who jumped off the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel late Tuesday led police to the grisly scene of his girlfriend's murder, where they found her charred head in a pot on the stove, her legs and feet baked in the oven and the rest of her dismembered body in trash bag in the refrigerator, according to police and the couple's landlord.

It's a sad, shocking story (handled by the ever-sensitive Post as "Gal-Pal Gumbo," although nothing we've seen so far has shown any evidence that Bowen even knew how to make a roux), but credit the NYT's Alex Berenson for good reportorial instincts. Also credit the Mobile Register's Bill Barrow, who also profiled the couple, and elicited the following: 'As he picked up limbs along the sidewalk, Bowen added, "It's actually been kind of nice. And I'm getting healthier, eating right and toning up.'"

Man dismembers girlfriend in Quarter; cooks body parts [NOT-P]
Primitive Living in French Quarter Has Its Boons [MR]


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