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Man indicted in woman's mysterious murder

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago December 08, 2014 Dec 8, 2014 Monday, December 08 2014 December 08, 2014 10:18 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

HAMMOND- More arrests are possible in the murder of a woman from this Tangipahoa Parish city in October.

Kim Bowman, 32, was shot and killed in Tangipahoa Parish and her body was driven to New Orleans where it and her vehicle were set on fire. Firefighters found her body in her burned car with a gunshot wound to the chest on October 20th.

Friday, Christopher Eason was indicted for second-degree murder in connection with Bowman's death, WWL TV reported Monday. WWL TV is a news partner with WBRZ and WBRZ.com.

Since authorities determined Bowman was murdered in Tangipahoa Parish then taken to Orleans, the sheriff's office north of the city and about 45 miles east of Baton Rouge was handling the death investigation along with the DEA, a federal agency.

Following Friday's indictment in Tangipahoa Parish, the DEA said federal indictments against several individuals could happen soon.

It is believed Bowman and Eason were involved in a drug deal when the murder occurred, the station reported on its website. Eason was pinpointed as a suspect through a tip and was found already in jail on other charges.

"I have a sense of relief that they have a suspect in custody," Bowman's sister, Kelli, told WWL. "That this monster is off the street and can't hurt or harm anyone else."

"I just hope and I pray that whatever and whoever is involved, they get what is coming to them," she said.
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