Owen Shlottman is Hope Shlottman's younger brother. After his sister killed their parents and took her life because of Kilgrave, Owen remained the sole survivor of his family.
Owen grew up in Omaha with his sister and their parents Bob and Barbara. Hope eventually moved to New York City to study as a track star for New York University, but eventually left the team and lost contact with her family.
Owen was orphaned when Hope killed their parents under the thrall of Kilgrave.
Hope worried about her little brother's welfare while she was incarcerated.
Owen was told that Hope, who at that time was in Northeastern Correctional Facility, had died along with their parents, but the truth of the circumstances was hidden from him.