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Allegan man charged with 1989 death of daughter

Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 18:35:08-04

ALLEGAN, Mich. — A man who has lived in Allegan County for decades has been formally charged with the murder of his daughter back in 1989.

Dennis Bowman was initially charged back in November of 2019 with the 1980 murder of Kathleen Doyle in Norfolk, VA.

While being held in Virginia on charges related to that murder, police say he confessed to the 1989 killing of his adopted daughter, Aundria Bowman.

Cathy Terkanian, who spoke with Fox 17 back in February, was certain of the harsh reality that her daughter Aundria had died at the hands of Bowman.

"Well, honestly it just validates this horrible feeling I’ve had all along. It doesn’t really do a whole lot for me. I really truly wish I had been wrong about this," Terkanian said in February. "That would mean that she would be alive. So in a lot of really horrible ways, it validates for me. It also in a lot of good ways validates for me."

Bowman was eventually extradicted back to Michigan, being arraigned on Wednesday, August 5, at the Allegan County District Court.

Bowman will await his court date on Thursday, August 13, in the Allegan County Jail.