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Sketch Released Of Man Possibly Connected To Kentwood Double Murder

Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 10, 2013

KENTWOOD, Mich. — A composite sketch has been released of a man police believe to have been connected to the burning of a car belonging to a murdered couple.

The Kentwood Police Department asked the public to assist in solving the murders of David Bouwman, 81, and his wife Vivian, 80, on January 5. Their car was found burning in a lot at Arbor Parks Apartments in Wyoming.

A statement from KPD said investigators believe the subject of the sketch was involved in setting the car on fire and is a “person of interest” in the Bouwman murder case, which remains unsolved.

Police believe at least two people were in the car just before it was torched, and others may have been involved in its theft but not directly connected to the murders. “We strongly urge these people to come forward,” said a statement.

If you know this man or anything about the case of the car or the homicide, call the Kentwood Police Department at 616-698-6580 or contact Silent Observer anonymously at 616-774-2345.