A Lusby woman convicted of killing two of her adopted daughters and storing their bodies in a freezer was sentenced today, March 22 at 11 a.m. in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Renee Bowman was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Renee Bowman was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in February. Authorities found the girls’ bodies in a freezer in Bowman’s Lusby home a year and a half ago. They were led there by her other daughter who’d escaped from the house. That girl is now living with new foster parents.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are continuing to investigate the deaths of Renee Bowman’s two adopted daughters, Jasmine Nicole Bowman, age 9, and Minnet Cecila Bowman, age 11, who were found in a freezer in Calvert County on September 27.

Their deaths are being investigated as homicides and the Medical Examiner’s office have determined that the girls were both asphyxiated. 

Montgomery County Police are continuing to work in cooperation with detectives from the Calvert Investigative Team, as a joint investigation is being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the homicides of the two children.  While the bodies were discovered in Calvert County, detectives believe the deaths occurred in Montgomery County.

Detectives have confirmed that Bowman lived in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Charles County and Calvert County, as well as Washington, D.C. 

The investigation began on Friday, Sept.  26, 2008, when CIT members initiated a child abuse investigation that involved the arrest of Renee Bowman, 43, of the 700 block of Buckskin Trail in Lusby.  On Sept.  27, CIT investigators executed a search warrant in conjunction with the child abuse investigation at the Buckskin Trail residence.  During the search they found the children’s bodies in a freezer located in the basement of the residence.




 Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans
 called the evidence at the
 Lusby crime scene the
 worst he has seen in 30
 years in law enforcement.

On Sept. 30, the investigation into the Bowman case moved to Montgomery County. Officers there, searched Bowman’s Rockville residence for more clues into the case which was broken by Calvert County Deputies on Sept. 26.

Officer Melanie Brenner, Montgomery County Police Public Information Spokeperson reports that during the search of Bowman’s residence where she lived from 2005 through Nov. 2007, there was fresh dirt or moved dirt in the back yard of the residence. Montgomery police proceeded to dig up the area searching for additional evidence in the investigation.

According to Brenner, the results from the Coroner’s office in Baltimore have not yet been release. She also reports that at this time, Montogomery County authorities have not assumed complete control of the investigation.

However, Calvert Sheriff Mike Evans said, “We are done with