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

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    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.

    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.
    Last edited by blighted star; 12-18-2013 at 01:06 AM.

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