09-29-2008, 01:00 PM #1
MD - Minnet, 9, & Jasmine Bowman, 7, found dead in freezer, Lusby, May 2006
Authorities Find Children's Frozen Corpses
POSTED: 10:57 am EDT September 29, 2008
UPDATED: 11:58 am EDT September 29, 2008
LUSBY, Md. -- Sheriff's deputies in southern Maryland on Monday continued to investigate the discovery of the bodies of two small children in a freezer in a Lusby home.
Calvert County authorities said they found them Saturday as they were investigating a report of an injured child.
A woman who said the girls were her adopted daughters has been arrested, according to The Washington Post. Renee Bowman, 43, told deputies that the remains had been frozen since at least February, according to a press release by sheriff's Lt. Bobby Jones and detective Sgt. Michael Moore Jr.
The sheriff's office said a third girl was found by investigators Saturday after escaping from a locked bedroom by jumping out the window. The release by Jones and Moore said Bowman told investigators she beat the 7-year-old with a "hard-heeled shoe."
She was charged with child abuse in connection with that girl, Jones and Moore said.
Bowman has been ordered held without bond.
Jones and Moore said the Medical Examiner's Office asked that the entire freezer be brought to Baltimore so the evidence could be removed.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Maryland State Police at 410-535-1400 or the Calvert County Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800 (ext. 2454).
09-29-2008, 02:41 PM #2
Since at least Feb??? She doesn't remember exactly when they were frozen???? She doesn't remember when they died???? I don't believe it. I think she knows exactly when. She is just trying to downplay her guilt. And after two died, she continued to abuse the third child!
09-29-2008, 03:10 PM #3
WHY WHY WHY do people adopt children just to abuse them? I am so glad the third child got away. I hope they are able to place her in a good home so she will know what a loving family feels like.
10-01-2008, 04:21 PM #4Registered User
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Link mentions something about them digging in he yard of her old home.
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10-01-2008, 04:57 PM #5
Two children whose remains were found in a basement freezer in southern Maryland likely have been dead since at least last fall, and the bodies may have been moved several times, police said Wednesday.
There was a boyfriend in the home and police say he is cooperating.
Bowman had a misdemeanor record of threatening harm in 1999 and past financial problems. And she was collecting an adoption subsidy, which she continued to collect after the girls deaths.
10-02-2008, 11:33 AM #6
Most likely she only adopted them for the subsidy check of $2400 a month.
Thank God the one girl was able to escape; no doubt the woman would have killed her like the other 2
10-02-2008, 11:46 AM #7
This is horriable, How sad for those precious baby's.
I hope the max punishment is served.Please excuse me if I have replied to a post and can no longer find that thread. WS is wonderful all around and I don't want anyone to think I am being rude.. I forget what thread I post on at times.
10-02-2008, 02:38 PM #8
I haven't read the article, but if the two girls found were of school age, how come no one from the school called to find out about them? A truancy officer? Court for truancy? And since they are adopted, don't Social Workers come by periodically to check on the wellbeing of the children and see how the family is interacting? This woman is horrible, and the people around those girls should have seen something... Not blaming them, but it's such a shame to read about this.We must always fear the wicked. But there is another kind of evil that we must fear the most, and that is the indifference of good men. -Boondock Saints-
10-02-2008, 06:27 PM #9
10-09-2008, 11:47 AM #10
Police ID children found dead in a freezer, Baltimore
They've obviously arrested the "adoptive" mother.
That makes me so sick."The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears, or the sea." -Isak Dinensen
10-09-2008, 05:24 PM #11
They were beautiful girls and it sickens me that she could do this to them and then go on about her life like nothing had happened! I hope she rots!!
10-10-2008, 02:19 AM #12Former Member
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Oh, what adorable children. How could anyone hurt them? I am so tired of this kind of cruelty.
10-11-2008, 07:01 PM #13
the 3rd was lucky to survive!
03-30-2009, 01:37 PM #14
MD - Minnet, 9, & Jasmine Bowman, 7, found dead in freezer, May 2006
She has been in jail since last year when she was charged with abuse of a daughter who escaped and was found wandering. Now she faces murder charges for two more little daughters.
Woman To Be Charged In Murder Of Girls Found In Freezer
The Maryland woman whom authorities suspected of killing her two adopted daughters then putting their bodies in a freezer now faces charges in that case.
The girls in the freezer were identified as Jasmine Nicole Bowman, who would be about 9, and Minnet C. Bowman, who would be about 11.
Their pictures are with the article.
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03-30-2009, 01:50 PM #15
The article linked in the OP's article gives a few more details.
The description of the little girl who fled through a window is heartbreaking. I wish they all could have escaped.
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