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.
“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.