'Hoping she'd walk through the door'
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Sandie Bowen's daughter 'hoping she'd walk through the door'

Human remains found in a reservoir near Newport have been confirmed as those of a woman murdered 20 years ago, police have said.

The body was discovered at Wentwood Reservoir, near Newport, on 2 February and DNA analysis has now confirmed it is that of Sandie Bowen.

Mrs Bowen, 53, was murdered by her husband Michael Bowen in 1997 but he never revealed where he hid her body.

Bowen was jailed for life in 1998 but was recently released on licence.

Anita Giles, the daughter of Mrs Bowen, said she was "relieved" but part of her had always hoped her mother would walk through the door.

  • 09 Mar 2017
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