Mississippi murder suspect captured near Bear Lake


RICH COUNTY (News4Utah) – The United States Marshals Service – Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (VFAST) captured a man wanted for murder in Mississippi. 

Charles Eugene Bowman, 61, is believed to have killed his wife in Pearl River County, Mississippi. She was last seen alive on May 17, but her remains were found on their Mississippi property. 

A Division of Natural Resources agent spotted Bowman near his car Thursday. He was arrested at a campground on the east side of Bear Lake. VFAST said he was taken into custody without incident. 

Before his arrest, Bowman was spotted in several locations around Utah. 
Surveillance video shows he was seen on July 7, 2018, in the area of 3300 S 300 W in Salt Lake City leaving a motel and driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima with a handicap Mississippi license plate, D2745.

Additional surveillance footage from the afternoon of July 9 captured Bowman in downtown Salt Lake City. He was last seen wearing a black US Navy hat with yellow lettering, sunglasses, and a blue polo shirt.  

The United States Marshals Service believed he was using hotels in and around Salt Lake City and campgrounds within an hour driving distance of Salt Lake City.

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