ALLEGAN, Mich. — A 31-year-old cold case back in the courtroom Monday morning, and more evidence is pointing at the man suspected for years in the case.
Prosecutors presented more information they say shows Dennis Bowman killed his 14-year-old adoptive daughter Aundria in 1989.
Among those testifying in Allegan County District Court was Bowman's wife Brenda, who says Bowman admitted to her that he killed Aundria.
For years Bowman had been suspected in her disappearance, but police could not find evidence to prove he did anything. That changed in 2019 when Bowman was charged in the 1980 killing of a woman in Norfolk, Virginia.
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When that investigation broke open, it led to new information on Aundria. Police searched his property in Allegan County, after receiving a tip a body was buried under concrete. Officers found remains, which were confirmed to be Aundria through DNA testing.
Bowman was charged in May 2020 with Open Murder, Child Abuse, and Mutilation of Dead Bodies.
Bowman's 1998 arrest