On April 24, 2020, Teresa Bowman, age 60, wife of Richard Bowman, was pronounced dead at their residence by EMS on Disher Road, Darke County, Ohio. A forensic examination of Teresa Bowman revealed 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.
On June 26, 2020, Darke County Deputies arrested Richard M. Bowman, age 58, of Mississinawa Township, 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.