Bowman spotted in Salt Lake City, Utah area

Published 11:24 am Saturday, July 7, 2018

The man wanted out of Pearl River County for allegedly killing  his wife has been spotted in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Marc Ogden said that agents with the U.S. Marshals Service have tracked Charles Eugene Bowman to that area through surveillance footage at area Walmart stores and  gas stations.

Footage shows that he was in Salt Lake City area  on June 30, and July 1. The morning of June 30, he was also seen at a gas station in Evanston Wyoming.

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The last time he was seen was Friday at a camp ground in Vernal, Utah. Campers in the area are being alerted by U.S. Marshals Service agents of his presence in the area and asked to report sightings of Bowman so he can be taken into custody, Ogden said.

Bowman, 61, appears to still be driving the white Nissan Maxima he was last seen driving in Pearl River County.

He is wanted for his alleged part in the death of his wife, 61-year-old Kathleen Bowman. She was reported missing by family late last month, prompting the Sheriff’s Department to conduct a welfare check. When deputies arrived at the couple’s Barth Community home, located on Owl Hoot Road, only Charles Bowman was home.

Information from a Gulf Coast law enforcement agency led to a search arrant for the home being secured, where human remains were found that DNA evidence identified as Kathleen’s.

Bowman is wanted for first degree murder, tampering with physical evidence, providing false information to a law enforcement officer and felony aggravated domestic assault.