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Allegan County man pleads guilty to 1980 murder in Virginia, will be returned to Michigan on more charges

Dennis Bowman admits to killing Kathleen Doyle
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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 10:12:32-04

NORFOLK, Va. — Dennis Lee Bowman, facing murder charges in Allegan County, pleaded guilty this week to charges in the 1980 murder of Kathleen O’Brien Doyle, who was 25 at the time and married to a U.S. Navy pilot who was on deployment. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison on murder and rape charges and to 20 years in prison on a burglary charge.

Court document of Virginia plea deal contains case and investigation details

Bowman will eventually be returned to Allegan County to face charges of murder, child abuse, and body mutilation in the 1989 death of Aundrea Bowman, who as 14 at that time and had been his adoptive daughter.

Aundrea’s skeletal remains were discovered on Bowman’s Fillmore Township property in 2019 while investigators worked on the Norfolk murder case. She had gone missing in 1989.