Former ‘Food Network Star’ contestant from NC missing
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Deputies say they are searching for a missing Buncombe County couple after family members said they could not make contact.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph “JT” Codd, 45.
Deputies say they were contacted March 15 by family members. The couple’s vehicles were found at their residence along with their two dogs.
Cristie Codd was a competitor on season 8 of Food Network Star on the Food Network. Cristie Codd posted a photo of herself with her teammates from “Team Alton” on her Facebook page.
Family members said the couple is expecting a child later this year. Cristie Codd is five months pregnant, according to a friend near the search site.
A friend of the Codds said that JT works as a key grip on Hollywood films and that Cristie provides catering services on film sets. The friend said the couple is sometimes away for months at a time.
A family member posted on Facebook that both Cristie and JT were scheduled to begin working on new movies on Sunday but neither made it to their destinations. The post stated that JT was scheduled to begin work in Los Angeles and that Cristie was due to begin work in Biloxi, MS.
The family member also said that the couples phones were not working and that their house “did not look normal.”