Two Children’s Remains Found in Freezer While Investigating Abuse Complaint … 43 Year Old Adoptive Mother Renee Bowman Arrested


Abuse investigation turns into a homicide one. With all the parents who are seeking adoption, this is what gets custody of three children.

As Maryland Sheriff’s deputies were investigating abuse complaints they came across an even more heinous and grisly situation. The child sized human remains of two discovered of 2 girls in the downstairs freezer.  The remains were that of her two 9 and 11 year old adopted daughters. The adoptive mother, 43 year old Renee Bowman told police that the girls have been there for months. Renee Bowman has been arrested and she is charged with first-degree child abuse in the beating of the 7-year-old. A judge has ordered her held without bond. Although Bowman has not yet been charged with homicide, police do believe she is responsible for the two girls deaths.

Mom tells cops icy bodies in freezer are her kids

“We have reason to believe that’s the two children in the freezer,” said Lt. Bobby Jones of Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. “We believe that the mother, who adopted the two children, is responsible for it.”

Autopsies would need to be completed before authorities know for sure whether it is the girls, who would be 9 and 11. Deputies made the gruesome find in Lusby, about 50 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. They were at the home with a search warrant to investigate what happened to a runaway 7-year-old girl who was found wandering the neighborhood, injured and hungry in a blood- and feces-soaked nightshirt.

Bowman told detectives that she brought the remains of her other daughters with her when she moved in February from Rockville, about 60 miles away. Montgomery County Police said they are investigating whether the deaths took place in Rockville and that detectives are trying to pin down when the older girls were last seen alive. Bowman has not been charged in the deaths.

The medical examiner’s office in Baltimore planned to examine the freezer and its contents, but it was unclear how long it would take for the remains to thaw sufficiently.

Posted September 30, 2008 by
Bizarre, Child Welfare, Crime, Murder, WTF | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “Two Children’s Remains Found in Freezer While Investigating Abuse Complaint … 43 Year Old Adoptive Mother Renee Bowman Arrested”

    1. Foxy Lady on September 30th, 2008 5:32 pm

      It’s dreadful to think that this could happen. I know there are going to be those that blame this on case-workers; but one has to wonder how well a case-worker is allowed to get to know some of the people wanting to adopt. The average person wouldn’t be able to foresee this coming, neither would a psychiatrist, in many cases. Psychopaths draw you into their web of lies and can, even, get those around them to believe their warped view of things. But, then again, she may have had a nervous breakdown. Either way, no one in their right mind could resort to murdering her children, adopted or not, unless there’s an underlying problem.


    2. Michelle on September 30th, 2008 6:40 pm

      OMG! This is very disturbing. How does something like this happen? There are some really messed up people in this world.

    3. Richard on September 30th, 2008 7:23 pm

      This is extreme even in today’s world. Sounds like a full-blown psycho, to put it mildly….

    4. A New Girl on September 30th, 2008 9:12 pm

      #2 – Michelle…

      Ditto…very VERY disturbing. =(

      -J4N !!!!

    5. Pamela on October 2nd, 2008 3:19 pm

      Hey everyone!
      Please send letters of concern to the Maryland Dep of Human resouces (Calvert), it helps if child services knows we the public are aware and concern about this little girl, hopefully they’ll place her in a very loving home.
      I’m sending her a stuff animal and a card.
      I googled Maryland dep of Human Resources and was able to get the address of the DHR one can send a donation or present to.

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