(6-26-20) On June 26, 2020, Darke County Deputies arrested Richard M. Bowman (58) of New Weston after a warrant on indictment was issued by the Darke County Grand Jury for charges of aggravated murder. The indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office and the Darke County Coroner’s Office in the death of Bowman’s wife Teresa.
On April 24, 2020, Teresa Bowman (60) was pronounced dead at their residence by EMS on Disher Road in Darke County. A forensic examination of Teresa revealed that her death was the result of strangulation.
After several weeks of investigation by Darke County Sheriff’s Detectives and the return of lab results, the case was presented to the Darke County Prosecutors Office. The Darke County Prosecuting Attorney, R. Kelly Ormsby III, presented the case to the grand jury on June 25, 2020.