DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A jury has convicted a man of killing his ex-girlfriend and her fiancé, chopping up their bodies and dumping the remains into the Detroit River.
Roger Bowling was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder, dismemberment, tampering with evidence and other charges in the 2012 slayings of 32-year-old Danielle Greenway and 42-year-old Chris Hall at their home in Allen Park. The trial began in mid-August.
Bowling faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole when sentenced Oct. 10 in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Authorities found the torsos of Greenway and Hall floating in the Detroit River on July 17, 2012, just east of Belle Isle where Lake St. Clair empties into the river. A fisherman later spotted additional body parts underwater and along a seawall, not far from where the torsos were found. An open suitcase, sheet and circular saw were found along with the remains, police said.
After finding the remains, investigators went to the couple’s home where they found disturbing evidence — including “copious amounts” of blood and numerous cleaning supplies.
“Evidence collected from the scene would indicate that they were murdered in their home and their bodies transported to the location in Detroit where they were recovered,” then-Interim Police Chief James Wilkewitz said.
Authorities say Bowling shot the couple to death before chopping up their bodies. A medical examiner determined that Hall died of multiple gunshot wounds, while Greenway died of single gunshot.
Bowling, Greenway’s former boyfriend, had been living with her and Hall for about a month before the killings, police said.
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