Human remains confirmed as missing Llandogo woman

By Monmouthshire Beacon/Chepstow Beacon in Local People

REMAINS of a woman recovered from a Monmouthshire reservoir last month have been confirmed to be those of missing Llandogo woman Sandra Bowen, who was murdered by her husband 20 years ago.

Mrs Bowen, who was 53, went missing from her home in Llandogo in August 1997.

Her husband Michael Raymond Bowen was convicted of her murder in 1998 and served 15 years in prison, but her body was never found.

In 2002 Bowen admitted responsibility for her death, but refused to reveal the whereabouts of his wife’s body.

He was released from prison in February 2015.

A spokesperson from Gwent Police said: “On 1st February, following information received from members of the public, Gwent Police recovered the remains of a deceased woman from the edge of the reservoir at Wentwood.

“A post-mortem examination of the body has since been carried out and forensic analysis of a sample of DNA which was extracted from the bones have confirmed that the body is that of Sandra Bowen.

“Sandra’s family been notified of the result of the DNA analysis and specialist officers are offering support to them.”

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