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    Aundria Bowman, 14, Missing Since 1989 From Holland, Michigan After Reporting Her Adoptive Father For Assault

    http://www.delayedjustice.com/?p=4820



    From The Charley Project

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...n_aundria.html
    Aundria was last seen in Holland, Michigan on March 11, 1989. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was placed for adoption at the age of five months. After a period in foster care, she was adopted by the Bowman family at age 21 months.

    Aundria disappeared shortly after she accused her adoptive father of assaulting her. He was already on parole at the time for an unrelated offense. Her last confirmed location was reported by her father, who said she'd stolen some money from the house before she left. There were possible sightings of Aundria in the Holland area in the days following her disappearance. It's unclear whether her disappearance was related to the abuse allegations. Investigators believe she left of her own accord, but her biological mother fears she met with foul play. Few details are available in her case.

    Aundria's mother did not give her up happily & has been searching for her for a very long time. She was told it was a closed adoption & that she could not be given any information about her daughter - until she received a letter in 2010 asking her to provide DNA to try to identify her daughters remains. Even then they would not give her details & she had no idea her daughter went missing 21 years earlier until her husband was able to track down Aundria's case.

    Since then her birth mother has done everything she can to get media attention for her daughter's case. Her adoptive parents have refused to take part. Her birth mother has now discovered the criminal history of the man who reported her daughter as a runaway. No-one even questioned him at the time. The house they lived in when Aundria disappeared has since been pulled down. It was in a rural area with heavily wooded sections nearby. No-one ever searched for her & it seems that at the time she went missing the only ones who cared besides the birth mother who was refused access, were her 13 & 14 yr old friends. With no internet there wasn't really anything they could do.

    http://www.semmessavers.com/2013/05/...m-holland.html



    Aundria Michelle Bowman born on June 23, 1974 as Alexis Badger. From Hamilton Michigan - Missing since March 11, 1989 from a youth home in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.

    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Date Of Birth: June 23, 1974 Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'5; 115 pounds Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green eyes. She may have bleached her hair blonde. Marks, Scars: She has pierced ears. AKA: Alex; Alexis Dentals: Partial dental records available
    The earlier reports said Aundria went missing from foster care/a group home but since then her birth mother, Cathy Terkanian has found friends who knew Aundria at the time & noticed immediately that something was wrong when she left school for home but then failed to turn up to an arranged meeting of friends at the local bowling alley.

    Cathy Terkanian, October 18, 2013: Aundria M Bowman went missing from the care of her adoptive parent after having accused her adoptive father Dennis Lee Bowman of assault. Dennis Bowman was on parole for criminal sexual conduct at the time Aundria accused him of assault. In the last week before she went missing it has been reported by ppl she knew from school that Aundria (adopted name) A lexis (name from birth to 15 mths) looked troubled and appeared to be unkept. Aundria had blood on her on the school bus days later reported the assault to her counselor @ school who reported it to family and police. Aundria was sent back into the home and vanished on March 11, 1989 the same day her adoptive father called police and reported Aundria had committed larceny and run away to find her real mother.
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    Last edited by blighted star; 12-18-2013 at 02:03 AM.

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    That's heartbreaking. I feel terrible for the birth mother.

    And I hate cases like this, where it seems like they have a pretty good idea of what happened to her, but no evidence to bring anyone to trial.

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    I've seen her face on missing pages for so long & it always bugged me that I knew her years ago, she just seemed so familiar, which was crazy because I've never been to the U.S & it's not real likely she made it to Australia.

    Then one of the sites I read mentioned she'd been one of the missing kids in that old Soul Asylum vid for Runaway Train or whatever it was. They had to pull the first one because they used a bunch of Milat's backpacker victims who of course had never runaway from home at all. Now it looks like they used another kid who never ran

    At least now I know why she's familiar.

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    this case is really sad. I can't believe they just took the word of the man who was accused of assaulting her! what the fuck?! *uh.....yeah.......she stole from me and ran away. I didnt murder her and hide her body, I swear!*
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    Very sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    I've seen her face on missing pages for so long & it always bugged me that I knew her years ago, she just seemed so familiar, which was crazy because I've never been to the U.S & it's not real likely she made it to Australia.

    Then one of the sites I read mentioned she'd been one of the missing kids in that old Soul Asylum vid for Runaway Train or whatever it was. They had to pull the first one because they used a bunch of Milat's backpacker victims who of course had never runaway from home at all. Now it looks like they used another kid who never ran

    At least now I know why she's familiar.
    What is that??


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    What is that??

    Ivan Milat was Sydney's first internationally known serial killer. He preyed on hitch hikers & overseas backpackers. He drank at my local pubs & clubs & at the time he was arrested lived on the hill opposite my parents. Which was kind of freaky to find out.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders




    (& I found out I can't know her face from the Soul Asylum vid, they did a different version with local missing cases for each country. If there were Backpacker victims in the one I remember, it had to be an "Australian missing" version. So I'm stumped again - it's yet more proof that memory's extremely unreliable I guess)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    Ivan Milat was Sydney's first internationally known serial killer. He preyed on hitch hikers & overseas backpackers. He drank at my local pubs & clubs & at the time he was arrested lived on the hill opposite my parents. Which was kind of freaky to find out.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders




    (& I found out I can't know her face from the Soul Asylum vid, they did a different version with local missing cases for each country. If there were Backpacker victims in the one I remember, it had to be an "Australian missing" version. So I'm stumped again - it's yet more proof that memory's extremely unreliable I guess)
    Thanks! Will have to read up on that when I get time.


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    From her birth mum on the anniversary of her disappearance, earlier this year

    https://m.facebook.com/FindAundriaMBowman?fref=nf


    Find Aundria M Bowman Posted March 10 at 1:04pm ?

    Tomorrow, March 11 will be the 26th anniversary of the last verified sighting of Alexis. Many of you have been asking me to explain the circumstances of my daughter’s life with her adopted family, and her disappearance. So I will explain it as briefly as possible.

    In 1976, my daughter Alexis was adopted in Norfolk Virginia by Dennis and Brenda Bowman. Dennis had just gotten out of the Navy, and after they adopted Alexis, they named her Aundria and moved back to their home state of Michigan.

    I call her by her original name Alexis. In 1980, when Alexis was 5 years old, Dennis was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an assault on K.A. (18) of West Olive MI. Bowman, while riding a motorcycle along Lakeshore Drive near Kirk Park, spotted KA riding her bicycle alongside the highway. After a couple of U-turns and a couple of passes by KA, he pulled up to her from behind and forced her off the road. He then pulled out a handgun and ordered her to get off of her bicycle and walk into the adjacent woods.

    KA stayed seated on her bicycle and didn’t comply. Dennis became agitated, and yelled at her that if she didn’t do what he said, he would “blow a hole right through” her. He fired two shots, one passing her to her right, and the other at the ground next to her foot. Just about then, a motorist in a pickup truck approached on the highway. As Dennis looked back at the truck, KA peddled out into the highway in front of the truck. The truck stopped, and she threw her bicycle into the back and jumped in. The driver of the truck took her away from the scene to her home, and she called the police. Bowman fled, but was apprehended by police shortly afterward, and KA subsequently positively ID'd Dennis as her attacker. He admitted in court that his intent was to engage in (as he put it) “forced sexual relations” with KA.

    He pled guilty to "Assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct", and spent five years in the Michigan state prison. While Dennis was incarcerated in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Brenda and Alexis moved up to Kincheloe, and Alexis attended school in Rudyard. In 1986, Dennis was paroled, and not long after that, they moved to Allegan County. Alexis was enrolled in Hamilton High School. Several people have told us that the Bowmans were well known in the neighborhood as strange people. We have also been told by several of Alexis’ classmates that Alexis was teased and bullied in high school. Boys who dated her were urged by their parents to stay away from her because of her family’s reputation.

    In December 1987, Brenda gave birth to a daughter Vanessa.

    In 1989, Alexis reported to the school counselor that she had been “abused” by her father. The police got involved, but they did not take her allegations seriously. Instead, they advised Alexis that she needed to understand her responsibilities around the household, and advised the Bowmans to do what they need to do to ensure that they don’t have to return.

    In March 1989. Dennis reported to the police that Alexis stole $100 from him and ran away. A few months later, the Bowmans moved to a different residence in Allegan County, and they have lived at that location ever since. On several occasions Brenda called the police to report that Alexis had been seen in the city of Holland by various persons. According to Brenda, the persons who saw Alexis said that she was obviously pregnant, and she had bleached her hair blonde. But police were never able to verify any of these alleged sightings.

    In 1998, Nine years after Alexis was last seen, Dennis was arrested again for breaking into the home of a co-worker V.V., whom Dennis had been stalking. When police searched Dennis’ home, they found V.V.’s underwear and lingerie in a tote bag. Also in the tote bag was a Halloween mask, dark clothing , and an illegal sawed-off shotgun. The door to V.V.’s home had been forced open with a crowbar, and the corners of her curtains were cut to allow someone to see in to her bedroom from outside. In a letter to the judge pleading for leniency, Dennis stated that he is the proud father of two “lovely” daughters, one 11, and the other 25. He made no mention of the fact that the 25 year old daughter (who actually would have been 24 at the time) had been missing for a decade.

    For breaking and entering the home of V.V., he spent another year in county jail.

    Other than the unconfirmed “sightings” reported by Brenda, In the 25 years since Alexis allegedly stole $100 and ran away, she hasn’t been seen by anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    From her birth mum on the anniversary of her disappearance, earlier this year

    https://m.facebook.com/FindAundriaMBowman?fref=nf
    I have followed this case for years. I am not sure why, but something about her has always looked familiar (like Blighted said) ~ maybe it is the video from Soul Asylum, but I cannot be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    I have followed this case for years. I am not sure why, but something about her has always looked familiar (like Blighted said) ~ maybe it is the video from Soul Asylum, but I cannot be sure.
    SAME! It's like I know her from somewhere. Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    SAME! It's like I know her from somewhere. Weird.
    I know!!

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    How is that Dennis guy even walking the streets?

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    Yep. It's fucked isn't it. I follow her real mum on twitter too. She's always helping other people with their missing cases

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    Aundria Bowman

    I live across the street from what were her adoptive parents. They are weird and crazy people. Not very friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrev View Post
    I live across the street from what were her adoptive parents. They are weird and crazy people. Not very friendly.
    If you haven't been in touch with her birth mum she'd probably really like to talk to you. I can find you a contact link if you need one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    SAME! It's like I know her from somewhere. Weird.
    She looks a lot like Jo from The Facts of Life.

    Atrev - do you ever see their other daughter?
    Ever had a conversation?

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    Yes, I see her she moved back in with her parents recently. She was gone for a while and hardly came to visit her parents. I've never talked to her but did go to school with her when I was younger. I sometimes see them in their yard. They mostly stay inside. Her dad has tried making communication to us here and there.

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    They are a very weird family and crazy. The wife is not friendly. They are very odd and he comes off very creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atrev View Post
    They are a very weird family and crazy. The wife is not friendly. They are very odd and he comes off very creepy.
    That's not surprising when you consider his criminal history. If I lived near him I'd invest in strong locks, super heavy curtains & I'd probably consider setting up some little footprint traps outside my windows so I could tell if anyone had been standing under them at night. He must be pretty elderly by now, but still, there's no way I'd drop my guard around him.

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    https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...-girl-from-89/

    Investigators in western Michigan might have discovered the remains of a missing teenager whose adoptive father was recently charged in a 1980 homicide in Virginia.

    Aundria Bowman was 14 when she disappeared in 1989 in Allegan County. Skeletal remains were found in a shallow grave under cement Wednesday in the county's Monterey Township, Undersheriff Mike Larsen said.

    It could take weeks to get an identification.

    Larsen said the search for Aundria gained momentum after the November arrest of Dennis Bowman. He's charged with killing Kathleen Doyle, the wife of a U.S. Navy pilot, in 1980 in Norfolk, Virginia.

    Larsen didn't disclose what led investigators to the burial site. News organizations, citing property records, said the land where the remains were found is owned by Dennis Bowman. Aundria was reported as a runaway in 1989.

    “During the course of (the Doyle) investigation, investigators continued to search for answers as to the whereabouts of Aundria,” Larsen said.

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    Allegan County again. Charming place.

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