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Human Remains Found in Freezer of Lusby Home


Human Remains Found in Freezer of Lusby Home

On Sept. 26, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office units responded to a residence on Pawnee Trail in Lusby in reference to a found child.  The child, a 7-year-old female, showed signs of extreme abuse and neglect. 

Upon further investigation the officers determined that the child had escaped from her residence on Buckskin Tr., Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland, by jumping out the second story window.  The victim had been left unattended in the home and locked in her room.

On Sept. 28, Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans reported that the 7-year-old is being treated in the Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.  When released, she will be placed in a home in Calvert Coutny.

The victim’s adopted mother, Renee Bowman, a 43-year-old female from Lusby, responded to the Sheriff’s Office after learning they had picked up the victim.  She confessed to beating the victim with a “hard heeled shoe”.  Renee Bowman is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center on first degree child abuse and first degree assault charges. 

While members of the Calvert Investigative Team were executing a search warrant on the residence to locate evidence of the abuse, they found human remains inside a drop freezer in the basement of the residence. 

It was learned that Renee Bowman had adopted three female children from the District of Columbia. The whereabouts of two of the children are unknown.  While interviewing Bowman she indicated that the remains located within the freezer were that of her two other adopted daughters.  Bowman advised that the remains had been in the freezer since she moved from Rockville, Montgomery County.  Renee Bowman moved to Lusby, Calvert County, in February 2008.

Due to the condition of the remains frozen within the freezer the Medical Examiners Office requested the entire freezer be brought to Baltimore so the evidence could be removed. 

At this time investigators are unsure whose remains or how many remains are contained in the freezer.  The Calvert Investigative Team is working in conjunction with the Montgomery County Police who are assigning investigators from their Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Crimes Section to continue the investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this crime please contact The Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack – (410) 535-1400 or The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office – (410) 535-2800.

For Possible Reward call Crime Solvers – (410) 535-2880 (Anonymous calls)

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