Dr. Owens

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Dr. Owens

Background

Dr. D. Owens works in the Pathology Department at Greene County Hospital in Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama.

During the events of Jaws of Satan (1981) played by Mark Richards

Dr. Maggie Sheridan goes to the mortuary and Dr. Owens offers her some home cooked chicken before showing her the bodies of the train engineer and Carnie Kid. He tells her the engineer had a massive heart attack and the Carnie Kid died from a snake bite. Dr. Sheridan suggests they make a public announcement, but Dr. Owens warns her it could cause a panic and ruin the opening of the dog track and anger Matt Perry. She suggests they bring in a snake expert and Dr. Owens mentions Carnie Kid also had a virulent case of Syphilis. He later gets a call from Mayor Thorpe and has the Orderly release the body of the Carnie Kid to Freeburg Crematorium. Later, during a public meeting, Mayor Thorpe and Matt walk into the building and Mayor Thorpe demands to know what is going on. Mayor Thorpe says any talk of a snake is a waste of time and Blue Collar Worker asks if the body of a kid at the lake was ever found. Dr. Owens lies and says Evelyn died of anaphylactic shock from a bee sting. After Mayor Thorpe tells the people to calm down and go back to work, Father Farrow tells the people he was attacked by a snake earlier. Mayor Thorpe says the meeting will continue in private and walks into his office with Matt, Dr. Owens, Dr. Sheridan, Paul Hendricks and Father Farrow. Matt takes over and tells Dr. Sheridan and Paul they have 18 hours to find and kill the snakes and threatens them to keep quiet if they don't accomplish their mission or they will be sent to the local jail on a trumped up charge.