New Orleans' vet of Afghan & Iraq wars cooks girlfriend

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New Orleans' vet of Afghan & Iraq wars cooks girlfriend

Postby Rigorous Intuition » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:52 pm

<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Man dismembers girlfriend in Quarter; cooks body parts</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Oct 18<br><br>A suicide note in the pocket of a man who jumped off the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel late Tuesday led police to the grisly scene of his girlfriend’s murder, where they found her charred head in a pot on the stove, her legs and feet baked in the oven and the rest of her dismembered body in trash bag in the refrigerator, according to police and the couple’s landlord.<br><br>The man, Zackery Bowen, a tall man in his mid 20s with long blond hair, claimed in the note to have killed his girlfriend, Adrian “Addie” Hall, on Oct. 5, according to police. Hall was also in her mid 20s.<br><br>In the five-page note, Bowen claimed he strangled Hall in the bathtub, then dismembered her body before taking it in pieces to the kitchen, police said. An autopsy conducted today shows that Hall was in fact manually strangled, police said. It also appears that Hall’s body was cut up after she died, police said.<br><br>“He appeared to clean up the bathroom a lot after he did it,” one officer said.<br><br>Police found the victim’s head burned beyond recognition in a pot on top of the stove, and her legs and feet in the same condition in pans inside the oven, police said.<br><br>Bowen was from Los Angeles, but apparently had lived in the New Orleans area for quite a while, police said. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Friends said he served in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan and displayed both pride and bitterness over that experience.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Detectives said they were compiling a detailed profile of Bowen to submit as soon as possible to the FBI’s VICAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program) center. VICAP is a nationwide data information center designed to collect acts of violence that might be serial in nature and recognized by other jurisdictions with access to VICAP as similar to a crime that they investigated.<br><br>Shortly after Oct. 1, the couple had rented an apartment together at 826 N. Rampart Street above a voodoo shop, said their landlord, Leo Watermeier, who recently ran a campaign for mayor.<br><br>The couple seemed happy at first, he said, though that would soon break down.<br><br>“He may have in retrospect seemed a little troubled,” Watermeier said in an interview early Wednesday morning, shortly after he led investigators to the gruesome scene inside the apartment.<br><br>Last Sunday, several days after he claimed in his suicide note to have killed her, Bowen appeared “all jolly, talking about the trip he was going to take,” said Lisa Perilloux, a regular at Buffa’s bar, where Bowen worked a weekly bartending gig.<br><br>Bowen had told several co-workers and friends there he planned to take a “much-needed vacation” to Cozumel or some other island resort, said Donovan Kalabaza, a fellow bartender and friend.<br><br>“Just think, tomorrow night, you’ll be in paradise,” Kalabaza recalled telling him.<br><br>Sunday afternoon, Bowen came in briefly in the afternoon, drinking with two other guys.<br><br>“He was a great mood, best mood I’ve ever seen him in.”<br>Bowen jumped to his death two nights later.<br><br>Though they appeared happy when they rented the Rampart Street apartment — telling Watermeier they had fallen in love on the night Hurricane Katrina struck and Hall gave Bowen shelter — they soon had a bitter falling out, Watermeier said. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>After the storm, the couple lived a vagabond existence in the shattered city, becoming feature fodder for the swarm of national media eager to profile post-flood diehards</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->.<br><br>But on Oct. 5, during a dispute over which of their names would appear on the lease, Hall told Watermeier she intended to kick Bowen out of the apartment, after finding out that he had cheated on her, Watermeier said.<br>Bowen did not take the news well, Watermeier said.<br>“He said, ‘Did you just let her sign a lease alone? Because I’m screwed. I’m totally messed up now. She’s trying to kick me out of our apartment,” Watermeier said.<br><br>Hall admitted she was trying to throw Bowen out, he said.<br>“I caught him cheating on me, and I am kicking him out of this apartment,” she told Watermeier.<br><br>Watermeier told the couple to work through their differences and get back to him. He never saw Hall again, and assumed they’d worked it out.<br><br>Police came to Watermeier’s door about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after Bowen committed suicide, asking if he knew a tall man with long blonde hair, and if he had a connection with the apartment at 826 N. Rampart St.<br><br>He took them to the apartment, he said, where they warned him he might not want to enter. Investigators told Watermeier what they found, however: charred body parts strewn about the kitchen.<br><br>Hall was also not from New Orleans, Watermeier said, but both she and Bowen seemed “hard core” about the city and <br>proud that they had stayed here through Katrina.<br><br>Bowen’s suicide was first discovered Tuesday when his body was spotted below by someone in an upper floor lounge. It was soon determined that Bowen had jumped from an outside terrace near a swimming pool on an upper floor to the roof of the Chartres Street garage on the second floor, police said.<br><br>A surveillance camera showed him walking several times to the edge of a ledge on the upper floor, then retreating, then returning again, until he finally plunged, police said.<br>Police found the five-page suicide note in his pocket, which not only led him to the scene of the murder, but included information on an out-of-state person who should be contacted after he was found, police said.<br><br>As the news began to filter through the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny — where the couple worked, drank and at times argued — friends and co-workers relayed details of their personalities, their demons, and the tumultuous last weeks in their lives. Some offered portraits of a loving couple that sometimes fought; others painted a darker portrait of a dysfunctional couple at perpetual war.<br>Perilloux said she never heard Bowen speak anything but ill of Hall.<br><br>“He was getting rid of her,” she said, meaning he was trying to break up with her. “He used to complain about her to me. It was revolving door.”<br><br>She also relayed an recent incident where Hall screamed expletives at Bowen through the front door of Buffa’s, in front of a crowd of regulars. Associates of Bowen described him as a strapping, smooth-talking man who flirted with other women, often making Hall often jealous. Karen Lott, owner of Buffa’s bar on Esplanade, where Hall worked one bartending shift a week, said she had hired him as “eye candy for the ladies” after meeting him when he made deliveries to her from Mattasa’s.<br><br>“The customers loved him. Everyone loved him,” she said, still reeling from the news of his suicide and her gruesome murder.<br><br>They knew Hall well at Buffa’s, too, where she often sat at the other end of the bar, often staring admiringly at Bowen as he either served drinks or ordered his own, almost always a Miller High Life and a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. When loud music drowned out their conversation, she would pass him notes, often to tell him she loved him, said Donovan Kalabaza, 34, a fellow bartender at Buffa’s and friend of both Hall and Bowen.<br><br>Ed Parrish, co-owner of the Spotted Cat bar on Frenchman Street, where Hall worked up until a month ago, said he could tell something had gone awry in her life. She started missing work, then coming back to apologize and seek to save her job.<br><br>“I had a feeling something was seriously wrong,” he said.<br>She had worked there for about a year, he said, before becoming unreliable. After not showing up for shifts three times, Parrish never saw her again.<br><br>Eura Jones, who cleans the bar in the mornings, had not heard about the gruesome killings until told by a reporter early Wednesday. She described Hall a “real friendly” and “a real pretty girl” who was smitten with Bowen.<br>“She loved that guy. She really loved him,” Jones said, though she added the couple squabbled often. <br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.nola.com/newslogs/tpupdates/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_tpupdates/archives/2006_10_18.html#195997">www.nola.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby 1 tal » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:59 pm

<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/09/09/national/09hold.3.184.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Addie Hall and Zackery Bowen prepared dinner in a darkened New Orleans Wednesday night. They've stayed at Ms. Hall's French Quarter apartment since Katrina struck and have no plans to evacuate.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br><br>EzCode Parsing Error:=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/09/national/nationalspecial/09holdo<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/09/national/nationalspecial/09holdouts.html?ex=1283918400&en=815bac00fd8dde68&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss">Holdouts on Dry Ground Say, 'Why Leave</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 - Ten days ago, the water rose to the front steps of their house. Four days ago, it began falling. But only now is the city demanding that Richie Kay and Emily Harris get out.<br><br>They cannot understand why. They live on high ground in the Bywater neighborhood, and their house escaped structural damage. They are healthy and have enough food and water to last almost a year.<br><br>They have a dog to protect them, a car with a full tank of gasoline should they need to leave quickly and a canoe as a last resort. They said they used it last week to rescue 100 people.<br><br>"We're not the people they need to be taking out," Mr. Kay said. "We're the people they need to be coordinating with."<br><br>Scattered throughout the dry neighborhoods of New Orleans, which are growing larger each day as pumps push water out of the city, are people like Mr. Kay and Ms. Harris. They are defying Mayor C. Ray Nagin's orders to leave, contending that he will violate their constitutional rights if he forces them out of the homes they own or rent.<br><br>"We have food, we have water, we have antibiotics," said Kenneth Charles Kinler, who is living with four other men on Marais Street, which was covered with almost four feet of water last week but is now dry. "We're more or less watching the area for looters."<br><br>Mr. Nagin has said the city is not safe for civilians because of the risk of fire and water-borne diseases. There was no official word on Thursday about when the police would start to evict residents forcibly, but officers have been knocking on doors to plead with people to leave on their own.<br><br>"Unless you have enough food or water for three weeks, you're a walking dead man," Sgt. George Jackson told holdouts on the northern edge of the city on Thursday afternoon.<br><br>To reduce the risk of violent confrontation, the police began confiscating firearms on Thursday, even those legally owned.<br><br>To be sure, many of the thousands of people remaining in New Orleans want to leave, especially in neighborhoods where the water continues to stand several feet deep. Hundreds of people a day are being ferried to the convention center by National Guard troops in five-ton trucks and then bused outside the city.<br><br>Some holdouts may change their minds as their food and water run out. Some appear mentally incompetent or have houses in severely flooded neighborhoods and are staying in the city in the mistaken hope that they will be able to go home in a few days.<br><br>But thousands more do not fall in any of those categories. They are sitting on dry ground with all their belongings and plenty of provisions. They say they want to stay to help rebuild their city and maybe earn some money doing it, because they have animals they are afraid to leave behind, or to protect their property or simply because they have always lived here and see no reason to move their lives to a motel room in Houston or San Antonio.<br><br>Billie Moore, who lives in an undamaged 3,000-square-foot house on the city's southwestern flank that also stayed dry, said she did not want to lose her job as a pediatric nurse at the Ochsner Clinic in Jefferson Parish, which continues to function.<br><br>"Who's going to take care of the patients if all the nurses go away?" Ms. Moore asked.<br><br>When police officers arrived at her house to warn of the health risks of remaining, she showed them her hospital identification card.<br><br>"I guess you know the health risks then," the officer said.<br><br>Ms. Moore and her husband, Richard Robinson, have been using an old gas stove to cook pasta and rice, dumping cans of peas on top for flavor.<br><br>"We try to be normal and sit down and eat," Ms. Moore, 52, said. "I think that how we'll stay healthy is if I keep the house clean."<br><br>Power remains out in most of the city, and even where the tap water is flowing, it is not drinkable. Bathing and using the toilet are daily challenges. Many residents are siphoning water from swimming pools and fountains.<br><br>Some holdouts seem intent on keeping alive the distinct and wild spirit of this city. In the French Quarter, Addie Hall and Zackery Bowen found a unusual way to make sure that police officers regularly patrolled their house. Ms. Hall, 28, a bartender, flashed her breasts at the police vehicles that passed by, ensuring a regular flow of traffic.<br><br>On Thursday morning on St. Claude Avenue, a commercial strip in Bywater, east of downtown, about 12 people congregated inside and in front of Kajun's Pub, drinking and smoking. Inside, the bar looked dank, but a fan swirled air overhead and a television set in the corner showed local news, both fired by the bar's portable generator.<br><br>"New Orleans has been my home for 20 years," said Kenny Dobbs, who celebrated his 35th birthday at the bar after the flood. "I've been on my own since I was 14."<br><br>Like other people, Mr. Dobbs said, he believed that the city had exaggerated the health risks of staying, as a scare tactic. The city simply wants to force people out so that its reconstruction will go more smoothly, he said.<br><br>"Why do you think they're evacuating people?" he asked. "So they don't have as much to deal with."<br><br>The police and federal law enforcement officials have depicted many of those staying as looters waiting to pounce, though the holdouts said that they were actually protecting their neighborhoods from crime and that their steady presence is a greater deterrent than the occasional police patrol.<br><br>While residents and some legal experts question the constitutionality of forced evacuations, those staying have no functioning courthouse in the city to hear their complaints, and no state or federal authorities have stepped in to stop the plan.<br><br>In general, residents say the active-duty soldiers and National Guard troops had treated them well. Local police officers, many of them working for almost two weeks straight and having lost families or possessions, have been much more aggressive, Mr. Dobbs said.<br><br>Two New Orleans police officers stole $50 and a bottle of whiskey from him last week after finding him on the street after dark, he said.<br><br>With police officers and federal law enforcement agents ratcheting up the pressure on residents to leave, the holdouts worry that it is just a matter of time before they are forced out.<br><br>Ms. Harris said she did not want to leave. "I haven't even run out of weed yet," she said.<br><br>But she knows that fighting with police officers is futile.<br><br>"I'll probably bitch and moan, but I'm not going to hole up," she said.<br><br>And by Thursday afternoon, Kajun's Pub had closed, and the vehicles previously parked outside were gone.<br><br>There was no indication whether Mr. Dobbs and the other people who had been drinking and joking six hours earlier had been evacuated or simply disappeared into the city.<br><br><br><br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=1tal>1 tal</A> at: 10/18/06 8:18 pm<br></i>
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Re: New Orleans' vet of Afghan & Iraq wars cooks girlfri

Postby Dreams End » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:17 pm

wonder what else was in the five page suicide note. That's a long note. <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Rigorous Intuition » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:18 pm

<!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/JeffWells/subalbum1/BowenHall.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong><br>Katrina breast-flasher dismembered, cooked</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Woman who gained notoriety after hurricane apparently killed by boyfriend</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br>A Hurricane Katrina victim who gained national notoriety by flashing her breasts for police cars in the wake of the devastating storm was apparently murdered and dismembered this month by her live-in boyfriend, who then cooked her body parts before committing suicide.<br><br>...<br><br>Bob Rosner of ABC News stated: "I'm a fan of New Orleans. And let's face it, if you had gone through the hell of Hurricane Katrina, would you be able to draw on years of experience at Mardi Gras to get the police attention you needed? Hall, like so many residents of the Big Easy, has the most creative problem-solving skills I've ever seen.<br><br>"Hall also reminds us that there are the ways that things are supposed to get done and the ways that they actually get done. I'm not suggesting that flashing is a career-enhancing move for most of us. But there are times at work, and in life, where creativity and bold action are not only called for, they're a requirement."<br><br>As WND reported at the time, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>female survivors of the storm were urged by government rescuers to flash their breasts in order to receive help</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> in Katrina's immediate aftermath.<br><br>When police and soldiers tried to evacuate everyone from their homes, Hall told the St. Petersburg Times, "They can't do this. I'm an American citizen. They're saying I have no rights."<br><br>...<br><br>According to today's Times-Picayune, the couple recently had a falling out over their living arrangements, as Bowen was being tossed out of <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>the apartment the couple shared over a voodoo shop</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. <br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52507">www.wnd.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Gouda » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:34 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>A woman who identified herself as Priestess Miriam Chamani in the Voodoo Spiritual Temple and Cultural Center below the apartment said the couple had recently moved in.<br><br>"You never know what's going on in people's minds," she said.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061019/ap_on_re_us/french_quarter_dismemberment">news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061...memberment</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20061018/capt.8ee2d47ec3d24588b63ff1ae5bc0a364.french_quarter_dismemberment_laab104.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Gouda » Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:49 am

The nola.com website has two new updated stories. Bush era noir, I tell ya. Caution, these stories are very graphic. <br> <br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.nola.com/newslogs/tpupdates/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_tpupdates/archives/2006_10_18.html#195997">www.nola.com/newslogs/tpu...tml#195997</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Dismembered victim found in apartment</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>By Walt Philbin and Laura Maggi<br><br>A suicide note in the pocket of a man who jumped off the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel late Tuesday led police to the grisly scene of his girlfriend’s murder, where they found her charred head in a pot on the stove, her legs and arms baked in the oven and the rest of her dismembered body in a trash bag in the refrigerator, according to police and the couple’s landlord.<br><br>The man, Zackery Bowen, a tall 28-year-old man with long blond hair, confessed in the note to have killed his girlfriend, Adriane “Addie” Hall, 30, on Oct. 5, according to police sources and friends of the couple. Officially, police declined to release the name of the victim, saying she was still a “Jane Doe” until the remains of her body could be forensically identified.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>“This is not accidental. I had to take my own life to pay for the one I took,</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->” Bowen wrote in a short suicide note found in a plastic bag in his pants’ front pocket, which directed police to the scene of the crime and gave a synopsis of what he had done, according to sources familiar with the case.<br><br>A source familiar with the investigation said that detectives found two pots on the stove, one containing a the victim’s head and the other her hands and feet. Next to the pot containing the head were carrots and potatoes that had been cut up, but none had been placed in the pots.<br><br>In the oven were turkey-basting trays containing human legs and arms, the source said. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>At least one of the pans had seasoning sprinkled on the human remains, the source said.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br> <br>(...)<br><br>When police arrived late Tuesday night at the apartment Bowen and Hall shared, they found a second screed from Bowen, printed on eight pages in his girlfriend’s journal, providing a graphically detailed accounting of the slaying. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>He started the note formally, giving his full name, social security and driver’s license numbers, as well as his date of birth.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <br><br>(...)<br><br>Though they appeared happy when they rented the Rampart Street apartment — telling Watermeier they had fallen in love on the night Hurricane Katrina struck, when Hall gave Bowen shelter — they soon had a bitter falling out, Watermeier said.<br><br>(...)<br><br>Bowen methodically planned the suicide. He left police the phone number of his estranged wife, spray-painted on the wall in the Rampart apartment, while warning them in his note that he hadn’t talked to those closest to him.<br><br>“I didn’t contact any of my family,” he wrote. “So that’ll explain the shock.”<br><br>On Oct. 9, according to his letter, Bowen came home from work andagain began to dismember Hall’s body, in an apartment where he’d set the air conditioning at a frigid 60 degrees. Then he stopped.<br><br>“Halfway through the task, I stopped and thought about what I was doing,” he wrote to police in his girlfriend’s journal. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>“The decision to halt the first idea and move to Plan B (the crime scene you are now in) came after awhile.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> I scared myself not only by the action of calmly strangling the woman I’ve loved for one and a half years ... but by my entire lack of remorse. I’ve known for ever (sic) how horrible a person I am (ask anyone) ...”<br><br>******<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Killer's suicide note leads cops to grisly scene</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>By Walt Philbin, Steve Ritea and Trymaine Lee<br><br>Zackery Bowen walked up the ledge, looked over, then turned around and walked back.<br><br>A surveillance camera trained on the eighth floor at the poolside bar in the Omni Royal Orleans caught Bowen, 28, repeating the action, over and over, apparently hesitating as he prepared for one final, horrific act. <br><br>(...)<br><br>In the letter, Bowen confessed that for almost two weeks after the killing he continued to live with the corpse of the woman who had repeatedly proclaimed her love for him. <br><br>(...)<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong><br>“I just find it so hard to believe,” said Caryn Lott, owner of Buffa’s, the French Quarter outpost where he had tended bar. “I’d be willing to bet it was something in his past...something that was underneath. I just don’t think we looked far enough.”</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>(...)<br><br>Much of Bowen’s past remains a mystery, only known by the painful details he leaked out to his friends in New Orleans. He ends the letter with a list of his “failures — school, jobs, military, marriage, parenthood, morals, love.”<br><br>“Every last one of these I failed at,” he wrote. “Hence the 28 cigarette burns” — 13 on each arm two on his chest — one for each year of my existance (sic).” <br><br>(...)<br><br>Lott recalled how Bowen claimed he had served in the military. Efforts to confirm his military service were unsuccessful Wednesday. <br><br>(...)<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>He would grow angry and distraught, Lott said, talking of how the government “messed him over,”</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> referring to his military service, which he told friends included stints in Iraq and Bosnia.<br><br>While he sometimes spoke of that service with pride, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>somewhere overseas there had been an incident concerning a child that weighed heavy on him</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, said Donovan Calabaza, another bartender at Buffa’s, “but we really didn’t get into it.”<br><br>Lott didn’t like it when he talked about the military.<br><br>“How ‘bout them Saints?” Lott would say, trying to move him onto a lighter topic. <br><br>(...)<br><br>It was during the days of methodically dismembering her body that Bowen said he decided to kill himself after one final blowout — “spend(ing) the $1,500 I had being happy until I killed myself...So that’s what I did: good food, good drugs, good strippers, good friends and any loose ends I may have had...And had a fantastic time living out my days.” <br><br>(...)<br><br>Two nights before Bowen lept to his death, Kalabaza recalled telling Bowen:<br><br>“Just think, tomorrow night, you’ll be in paradise.” <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=gouda@rigorousintuition>Gouda</A> at: 10/19/06 9:00 am<br></i>
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Postby professorpan » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:28 pm

War kills... and kills. Long after the soldiers have left the field of battle, the atrocities just keep on coming. <p></p><i></i>
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Postby Gouda » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:31 am

Yet, as far as I have seen, even in the stories above, no one has yet confirmed Bowen's claimed military service. <br><br>Here's a strange update.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Mystery Surrounds La. Dismemberment Case</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061019/D8KRVHJO0.html">apnews.myway.com/article/...VHJO0.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>The page carries no less than three photo images of the Voodoo priestess - but with no quotes from her or insight into what she might have offered the investigation. Then there's this double-taker:<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Police spokesman Anthony Cannatella said the note indicated Bowen had killed his girlfriend after a fight Oct. 5 by strangling her and cutting up her body. After discovering Bowen's body Tuesday night, police said they found a woman's remains - a charred head, legs and arms, and a torso - in a bag in the apartment's refrigerator.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>While police haven't identified the woman, Det. Ronald Ruiz confirmed authorities were looking for Bowen's girlfriend, Adriane Hall.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>(...)<br><br>Police Capt. Joseph Waguespack wouldn't confirm the existence of a second note, and police refused to confirm excerpts from the suicide note, citing an ongoing investigation.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>On edit</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->: I read the part in bold wrong, actually. Though not yet identified officially, police HAD BEEN looking for her remains at the apartment. <br><br>More here: "The New Orleans Police Department and Orleans Parish coroner have not yet positively identified the victim." <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.wdsu.com/news/10113409/detail.html?rss=no&psp=news">www.wdsu.com/news/1011340...o&psp=news</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=gouda@rigorousintuition>Gouda</A> at: 10/20/06 7:05 am<br></i>
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Re: New Orleans' vet of Afghan & Iraq wars cooks girlfri

Postby Gouda » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:49 am

OK, military service confirmed, at least by the NOLA.com swarm of writers covering the story...<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.nola.com/newslogs/tpupdates/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_tpupdates/archives/2006_10_19.html">www.nola.com/newslogs/tpu...10_19.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Bowen often talked to DeVellas about his military experience and that “he was made to do horrible things that he couldn’t reconcile in his civil life.”<br><br>“There was that part of him that he couldn’t bring back into normal life,” DeVellas said. “There was division in him, and in that crack something evil began to fester.”<br><br>Bowen joined the Army in New Orleans in May 2000, sreving as a military policeman. As an active duty soldier, he served in Iraq and Kosovo before he was discharged as a sergeant in December 2004, according to limited information the Army released Thursday that does not provide units to which he was assigned. <hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: New Orleans' vet of Afghan & Iraq wars cooks girlfri

Postby Gouda » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:52 am

In the same story, they report that Adriane Hall, the girlfriend who has or has not been confirmed as the person who was murdered and/or is still missing, told friends of childhood sexual abuse. <br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>But Hall, whose proper name was Adriane, also had her emotional burdens, which she told close friends stemmed from childhood sexual abuse, three of those friends said in interviews. <br>(...)<br>Haunted by what she described as childhood abuse, Hall often had unhealthy relationships with men.<br><br>“She was an emotional mess a lot of the time, and she went through relationships which she would harangue the men she was with,” DeVellas said.<br><br>The frequent fights sometimes would escalate to violence, DeVellas said. When he met Hall a couple years ago she had just gotten out of an abusive relationship that ended with the man beating her, DeVellas said. <hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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