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Homicide Victim Identified

News Release

Sep 20, 2019

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office detectives continue to investigate the homicide, which was reported June 3, 2019.  The investigation began after Aeneas Valley fire district #16 responded to a vehicle fire.  Firefighters discovered a burned body in the trunk, which was not identifiable at the time.


The Okanogan County Coroner’s office  ordered an autopsy be conducted in an effort to determine the identity of the victim and cause/manner of death.  After the autopsy, the results were still inconclusive for the identity; however the victim was determined to be a female. 


DNA evidence was sent to the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory for scientific examination.  Coroner Rodriguez has issued a death certificate in connection with this Homicide investigation identifying the victim as Angela M. Bowers.  She has also been listed as a missing person since June 17, 2019. 


There have been no arrests related to the homicide investigation as Detectives are continuing to gather information.  Contact the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office should you have any information which may help bring this investigation to a conclusion.  

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