Left: Bowman, circa 1957; Right: Age-Progression by NCMEC to 60
Thomas Eldon Bowman
Missing since March 23, 1957 from Upper Arroyo Seco Canyon, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance In March 1970, Mack Ray Edwards surrendered to police and confessed to murdering 6 children between 1953 and 1970. He once claimed to have killed 18 but in 1971 while on death row he committed suicide.
On March 23, 1957, Bowman, along with his family was hiking in the Arroyo Seco Canyon area. When the family arrived back at the car, Bowman was no where to be found. Law enforcement was notified and numerous searches were done, to no avail.
Edwards confessed and was convicted of the murder of Gary Rochet, Donald Allen Todd, and Stella Darlene Nolan. He also confessed to killing Brenda Jo Howell, Donald Lee Baker, and Roger Dale Madison. He was never charged with the murder of these children because their bodies haven't been found.
He is suspected in the disappearances of Bruce Kremen, Karen Lynn Tompkins, and Thomas Eldon Bowman. Investigations are currently underway, some new and some reopened.
In March 1970, Mack Ray Edwards surrendered to police and confessed to murdering 6 children between 1953 and 1970. He once claimed to have killed 18 but in 1971 while on death row he committed suicide.
Investigators Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Agency Case Number: 04-0003031
NCMEC #: NCMC985024
NCIC Number: M-753904993 Source Information:
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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children