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Age-progressed image of Bowling at age 9 (circa 1994), age 18 (circa 2003) and 24 (circa 2009)
NOTE: No actual photos are available.

Robert James Bowling

Vital Statistics

  • Date of Birth: May 9, 1985
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 months old
  • Estimated Height and Weight: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.

Case History

Robert James Bowling was last seen by his family on August 11, 1985 in Parker, Colorado. His mother had left Douglas County with a carnival worker, her son
Robert, 4 months, and daughter Ashley, 18 months. By the time they reached Louisiana, they had no money and Robert had died. The mother said his body was dumped in
a plastic bag and tossed into a trash bin somewhere in Louisiana. His body was never found. The mother told investigators she sold her daughter to a couple. The
mother eventually returned to Colorado and told her family that she had lost both children.

Ashley was located safe in Louisiana in 1996.

If you have any information about this case please contact:
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Investigator Jenny McMillian

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

LE Case Number: 87-1390

NCMEC Case Number: NCMC778686

NamUs Case Number: 5866

NCIC Number: M625231738

Please refer to these numbers when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Rocky Mountain News Archive (Wednesday, July 31, 1996)

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Last Updated: 10-9-2011 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator