Medical Examiner Determines Bowman's Daughters were Asphyxiated

Date: 2008-12-17

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are continuing to investigate the deaths of Renee Bowman’s two adopted daughters, Jasmine Nicole Bowman, age 9, and Minnet Cecila Bowman, age 11, who were found in a freezer in Calvert County on September 27.

Their deaths are being investigated as homicides and the Medical Examiner’s office have determined that the girls were both asphyxiated.

Montgomery County Police are continuing to work in cooperation with detectives from the Calvert Investigative Team (CIT), as a joint investigation is being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the homicides of the two children. While the bodies were discovered in Calvert County, detectives believe the deaths occurred in Montgomery County.

Detectives have confirmed that Bowman lived in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Charles County and Calvert County, as well as Washington, D.C.

The investigation began on Friday, September 26, 2008, when CIT members initiated a child abuse investigation that involved the arrest of Renee Bowman, age 43, of the 700 block of Buckskin Trail in Lusby, Maryland. On Saturday, September 27, CIT investigators executed a search warrant in conjunction with the child abuse investigation at the Buckskin Trail residence. During the search they found the children’s bodies in a freezer located in the basement of the residence.

Source: Montgomery County Dept. of Police


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