MI AUNDRIA BOWMAN: Missing from Holland, MI - 11 March 1989 - Age 14 *Found Deceased*

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Alexis was in Soul Asylums Runaway Train video that was played on the East side of the US, including Michigan. Her mom Cathy remembers watching it while she was living in New Orleans, thanking God her child wasn't missing because she was promised her daughter would have the best adoptive parents.

Alexis is featured right after the rape scene which was taken out of other versions. Her version is very hard to find but I was fortunate to find someone that had a copy of it for Alexis's 40th birthday; she had also been missing 25 years that year.

Link to the video on my google drive. We can't upload it.to you tube; it gets removed due to copyright

Soul Asylums Runaway Train
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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DNA test of Michigan remains may bring mother's search to sad end

Larsen said the results of the DNA taken from the remains dug up from Bowman's backyard could be available "soon."

Terkanian said she's convinced the remains belong to her daughter, and said if Bowman is ever charged with Aundria's murder, it will give her some closure, although she said she's still struggling to cope with everything that's happened.

"I'm angry," she said. "This was my only daughter, and she was killed and buried like that. This nearly killed me, but it didn't. I'm back at the gym. I'm still fighting for my daughter."



FWIW, Cathy has posted on her Facebook page that the remains have been ID'ed as Aundria/Alexis as of 3/11...
 

GrandmaBear

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I still cannot believe a man who had kidnapped a child was ALLOWED to adopt a BABY. And he went on to commit more severe crimes. Genealogy DNA does it again. At least she has been found. Sad story. Prayers for her mother.
 

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DNA test of Michigan remains may bring mother's search to sad end

Larsen said the results of the DNA taken from the remains dug up from Bowman's backyard could be available "soon."

Terkanian said she's convinced the remains belong to her daughter, and said if Bowman is ever charged with Aundria's murder, it will give her some closure, although she said she's still struggling to cope with everything that's happened.

"I'm angry," she said. "This was my only daughter, and she was killed and buried like that. This nearly killed me, but it didn't. I'm back at the gym. I'm still fighting for my daughter."



FWIW, Cathy has posted on her Facebook page that the remains have been ID'ed as Aundria/Alexis as of 3/11...
The article contains many errors. I'm posting the corrections that are done by Cathy

First correction, The detective who notified me about my beloved daughter, 14 y.o. Alexis Badger (name I gave her and use) aka Aundria M Bowman's disappearance was NOT from VA. The detective was from Allegan, MI. The Allegan Sheriff's detective told me, Dennis Lee Bowman had a criminal background prior to the abduction via adoption of Alexis.

Second correction, The road to finding Alexis started for me in the mid to late nineties by calling the agencies involved in the adoption of my daughter. Then in 2000 with the internet I was able to go onto site and register myself as searching for her. Then in 2010 I was notified that Alexis had gone missing from her adoptive family. The story was 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria had been reported by her adoptive male person, Dennis Lee Bowman had "stolen money and run away." I investigated Dennis Lee Bowman and his criminal background from 2011 to 2020. I was told several times..."don't get ur hopes up!" I didn't listen to that message bc I determined to NEVER GIVE UP until I learned the truth and found my daughter!

Out of the blue, on Nov. 22, 2019, Norfolk,Va.police, Allegan Sheriff's, Ottawa Police and NCIS arrest Dennis Lee Bowman for the brutal rape and murder of 25 y.o. Kathleen Doyle in Norfolk, Va. on Sept 9, 1980. NCIS and Norfolk police used biological evidence left at the murder/rape scene with the new tactic of genealogy research to locate Dennis Lee Bowman as the murderer/rapist of Kathleen Doyle.

After the arrest Allegan police tried to get Bowman to tell the truth about what really happened to 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria, but all cowardly Dennis Lee Bowman would admit was " I fought with Aundria, she fell down the stairs and broke her neck!"
Then Bowman told police, "I put Aundria's body in a garbage can and the truck picked it up and took it to the landfill."

Third correction, Dennis Lee Bowman murdered 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria at his rented home in Lincoln Ave and M40, on the outskirts of Hamilton, MI. then took her dead body to 3210 136th Ave in Hamilton, MI. in Monterey, Township where he buried her in the backyard!! Bowman bought that property six months later and moved into the trailer that stood over the shallow grave where he buried my only child in!

In 2016 I told police my theory that Bowman had my child's body buried in his backyard, but it wasn't acted on until police weren't able to get Bowman to tell the truth about what he did with Alexis' remains. As almost a last resort, police obtained a search warrant for Dennis and Brenda Engweiler Bowman's 136th Ave property, and on Feb. 5th 2020, police exhumed skeletal remains from exactly where I told them to look!!

On March 11, 2020, exactly 31 years after Dennis Lee Bowman reported 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria DNA confirmed the remains exhumed from Dennis Lee Bowman's backyard where my much beloved, much missed, never forgotten, missing girl, 14 y.o. Alexis Badger aka Aundria M Bowman.

Forth correction, Dennis Lee Bowman had a criminal record in MI. prior to being allowed to adopt in Va. Brenda Engweiler Bowman knew Bowman's criminal background but stayed silent.

The professionals tasked to find STABLE LOVING FAMILIES FAILED MY CHILD AND GOT HER MURDERED! The family courts sanctioned it! When I asked the professionals why they allowed a man with a violent criminal history against young women they spat back at me.."HOW WERE WE SUPPOSE TO KNOW??!!" Next I will petition the court and have this nightmare abduction via adoption annulled, so I can bring Alexis home and bury her properly!
 

Kimster

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The article contains many errors. I'm posting the corrections that are done by Cathy

First correction, The detective who notified me about my beloved daughter, 14 y.o. Alexis Badger (name I gave her and use) aka Aundria M Bowman's disappearance was NOT from VA. The detective was from Allegan, MI. The Allegan Sheriff's detective told me, Dennis Lee Bowman had a criminal background prior to the abduction via adoption of Alexis.

Second correction, The road to finding Alexis started for me in the mid to late nineties by calling the agencies involved in the adoption of my daughter. Then in 2000 with the internet I was able to go onto site and register myself as searching for her. Then in 2010 I was notified that Alexis had gone missing from her adoptive family. The story was 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria had been reported by her adoptive male person, Dennis Lee Bowman had "stolen money and run away." I investigated Dennis Lee Bowman and his criminal background from 2011 to 2020. I was told several times..."don't get ur hopes up!" I didn't listen to that message bc I determined to NEVER GIVE UP until I learned the truth and found my daughter!

Out of the blue, on Nov. 22, 2019, Norfolk,Va.police, Allegan Sheriff's, Ottawa Police and NCIS arrest Dennis Lee Bowman for the brutal rape and murder of 25 y.o. Kathleen Doyle in Norfolk, Va. on Sept 9, 1980. NCIS and Norfolk police used biological evidence left at the murder/rape scene with the new tactic of genealogy research to locate Dennis Lee Bowman as the murderer/rapist of Kathleen Doyle.

After the arrest Allegan police tried to get Bowman to tell the truth about what really happened to 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria, but all cowardly Dennis Lee Bowman would admit was " I fought with Aundria, she fell down the stairs and broke her neck!"
Then Bowman told police, "I put Aundria's body in a garbage can and the truck picked it up and took it to the landfill."

Third correction, Dennis Lee Bowman murdered 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria at his rented home in Lincoln Ave and M40, on the outskirts of Hamilton, MI. then took her dead body to 3210 136th Ave in Hamilton, MI. in Monterey, Township where he buried her in the backyard!! Bowman bought that property six months later and moved into the trailer that stood over the shallow grave where he buried my only child in!

In 2016 I told police my theory that Bowman had my child's body buried in his backyard, but it wasn't acted on until police weren't able to get Bowman to tell the truth about what he did with Alexis' remains. As almost a last resort, police obtained a search warrant for Dennis and Brenda Engweiler Bowman's 136th Ave property, and on Feb. 5th 2020, police exhumed skeletal remains from exactly where I told them to look!!

On March 11, 2020, exactly 31 years after Dennis Lee Bowman reported 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria DNA confirmed the remains exhumed from Dennis Lee Bowman's backyard where my much beloved, much missed, never forgotten, missing girl, 14 y.o. Alexis Badger aka Aundria M Bowman.

Forth correction, Dennis Lee Bowman had a criminal record in MI. prior to being allowed to adopt in Va. Brenda Engweiler Bowman knew Bowman's criminal background but stayed silent.

The professionals tasked to find STABLE LOVING FAMILIES FAILED MY CHILD AND GOT HER MURDERED! The family courts sanctioned it! When I asked the professionals why they allowed a man with a violent criminal history against young women they spat back at me.."HOW WERE WE SUPPOSE TO KNOW??!!" Next I will petition the court and have this nightmare abduction via adoption annulled, so I can bring Alexis home and bury her properly!
Alexis's true mother is a real mom. And I find Brenda as guilty of this murder as her husband. She stood there and even went to some of the missing in Michigan gatherings as though she were distraught over Aundria. It was just a crock.
 

GrandmaBear

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The article contains many errors. I'm posting the corrections that are done by Cathy

First correction, The detective who notified me about my beloved daughter, 14 y.o. Alexis Badger (name I gave her and use) aka Aundria M Bowman's disappearance was NOT from VA. The detective was from Allegan, MI. The Allegan Sheriff's detective told me, Dennis Lee Bowman had a criminal background prior to the abduction via adoption of Alexis.

Second correction, The road to finding Alexis started for me in the mid to late nineties by calling the agencies involved in the adoption of my daughter. Then in 2000 with the internet I was able to go onto site and register myself as searching for her. Then in 2010 I was notified that Alexis had gone missing from her adoptive family. The story was 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria had been reported by her adoptive male person, Dennis Lee Bowman had "stolen money and run away." I investigated Dennis Lee Bowman and his criminal background from 2011 to 2020. I was told several times..."don't get ur hopes up!" I didn't listen to that message bc I determined to NEVER GIVE UP until I learned the truth and found my daughter!

Out of the blue, on Nov. 22, 2019, Norfolk,Va.police, Allegan Sheriff's, Ottawa Police and NCIS arrest Dennis Lee Bowman for the brutal rape and murder of 25 y.o. Kathleen Doyle in Norfolk, Va. on Sept 9, 1980. NCIS and Norfolk police used biological evidence left at the murder/rape scene with the new tactic of genealogy research to locate Dennis Lee Bowman as the murderer/rapist of Kathleen Doyle.

After the arrest Allegan police tried to get Bowman to tell the truth about what really happened to 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria, but all cowardly Dennis Lee Bowman would admit was " I fought with Aundria, she fell down the stairs and broke her neck!"
Then Bowman told police, "I put Aundria's body in a garbage can and the truck picked it up and took it to the landfill."

Third correction, Dennis Lee Bowman murdered 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria at his rented home in Lincoln Ave and M40, on the outskirts of Hamilton, MI. then took her dead body to 3210 136th Ave in Hamilton, MI. in Monterey, Township where he buried her in the backyard!! Bowman bought that property six months later and moved into the trailer that stood over the shallow grave where he buried my only child in!

In 2016 I told police my theory that Bowman had my child's body buried in his backyard, but it wasn't acted on until police weren't able to get Bowman to tell the truth about what he did with Alexis' remains. As almost a last resort, police obtained a search warrant for Dennis and Brenda Engweiler Bowman's 136th Ave property, and on Feb. 5th 2020, police exhumed skeletal remains from exactly where I told them to look!!

On March 11, 2020, exactly 31 years after Dennis Lee Bowman reported 14 y.o. Alexis/Aundria DNA confirmed the remains exhumed from Dennis Lee Bowman's backyard where my much beloved, much missed, never forgotten, missing girl, 14 y.o. Alexis Badger aka Aundria M Bowman.

Forth correction, Dennis Lee Bowman had a criminal record in MI. prior to being allowed to adopt in Va. Brenda Engweiler Bowman knew Bowman's criminal background but stayed silent.

The professionals tasked to find STABLE LOVING FAMILIES FAILED MY CHILD AND GOT HER MURDERED! The family courts sanctioned it! When I asked the professionals why they allowed a man with a violent criminal history against young women they spat back at me.."HOW WERE WE SUPPOSE TO KNOW??!!" Next I will petition the court and have this nightmare abduction via adoption annulled, so I can bring Alexis home and bury her properly!
I hope she wins and gets her daughter back so she can bury her. I don't see why they wouldn't approve it. It is only right and just.

I can't believe this agency "spat" at her. How would they know??? It is THEIR JOB to know!

I too believe his wife belongs in prison along with him.
 

Kimster

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30 years ago, I knew a nice couple who wanted to adopt a neighbor's great niece and they weren't unable to do so. I'm not quite sure why? I never did understand why they didn't get approved. Yet, a different jurisdiction approves a pervert murderer.

I have no words.
 

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