Murder of Sally Anne Bowman
Welcome to murder minute today. The story of up and coming model Sally and Bozeman murder order in England. But I your true crime headlines in Alabama woman who went missing after texting a CO worker. That she he might be in trouble was found dead in a shallow grave behind a vacant house. Fifteen miles from where she was last seen. Twenty nine year old Peyton Houston was last seen on December twentieth at a local bar in Birmingham where she had gone out with some coworkers. An eyewitness saw her leave the bar voluntarily with two men around ten forty five pm about two hours later. She texted one of the CO workers who had been at the bar with her that night and told that co worker that she did did not know the men she was with and might be in trouble she was not seen or heard from. After that and reward of ten thousand dollars was offered for information leading to the woman's whereabouts. Her body was discovered after investigators received a tip about the backyard and Huey town south west of Birmingham neighbors said the dilapidated property had been vacant for some time. Houston's body was found wrapped in fabric and buried in a shallow grave the homes muddy backyard. An autopsy has been completed but Houston's cause of death has not been released at this time. No arrests arrests have been made in the case and the investigation continues in Ohio. The trial begins this week for Jessica and Daniel. Grove's core charged with murder in the death of their infant son. The baby was found last July at the bottom of thirty foot. Well on the couple's property and outweigh outweigh Ohio. Seventy five miles south of Columbus. His body was wrapped in plastic bags with duct tape around them and had been weighted down with rocks and anchors. The baby boy named Dylan had been placed in the custody of child protective services. After being born addicted to drugs last January anuary. His father Daniel Groves was able to complete the reunification requirements. Ordered by child. Welfare agents and Dylan was returned to his custody. Authorities authorities grew worried when groves started missing doctor's appointments and court dates and they attempted to perform a welfare check at the family's home. The couple attempted to flee Lee and were arrested after an hours long standoff authorities found forty two thousand dollars in stolen items in the home and in subsequent searches of the property. Hardy they eventually found dealing groves body at the bottom of the well. It is believed that he died in March. An autopsy found that he had multiple bone fractures and drugs drugs in his system. Jessica and Daniel Groves are facing murder charges as well as charges for kidnapping endangering. Children tampering hampering with evidence interference with custody gross abuse of a corpse and felonious assault a twenty a year old South Carolina. Man was shot and killed while attempting to protect his mother. During a domestic dispute. Police were called to the home in the city of Anderson South Carolina China near one A.. M. When they arrived they found twenty year old. Landis cosby with gunshot wound to his chest police and ems tried to revive the a young man on the scene but their efforts were unsuccessful. Police say that four people in the home witnessed the shooting including a six-year-old child. His mother's boyfriend forty year old Rashard Smith was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He's being held without bond as he awaits his first court appearance. Those were your true crime headlines The next step the murder of sally and Bowmen but first a quick break. Welcome back to murder the minute today. The Story Sally and Bowman's murder Sally on Bowman was living the dream of many young women by her eighteenth birthday way she'd attended Brit school ever stages British Performing Arts and Technology Institute in Croydon England. The same school amy Wine House and Katie Malloch attended the youngest of four girls. She fit the baby of the family. archetype asserted by psychologists pretty well. She was highly social social confidence creative and keen on being the center of attention. She loved dancing singing and entertaining supporting these passions. With part time work work as a hairdresser and barmaid she was also an up and coming model having become the face of swatch watches and drawing comparisons to supermodel title Kate Moss for the entertainment industry. It seems she had it all talents. Glamorous looks drive and that it factor that can really make a career. sally-anne would have loved to hit the big time and many believed. She was well on her way instead. Her bright light went out forever. You're on September twenty fifth two thousand five the evening before less than two weeks. After her eighteenth birthday she was eager to take her a passport out for the first time to prove age and legally buy a drink years later her mother. Linda told the sun that she remembers that night. As though it were yesterday your day. sally-anne sat eating chips. She said wearing a pink gown and slippers and asked her sister Danielle for a ride to a club in Croydon before they left. Salient stood in the doorway looking back she said thanks for having me here. Mom You don't have to think me I'm your mother. Linda replied sally-anne reached the front sidewalk. She called back to her mom that she loved her. That almost seems like a for telling scene from a movie. Now the kind of makes you wonder if two characters we'll see each other again. Linda told her daughter she loved her too and reminded her to call home. Should she need a ride later. She would wait and wait for that. Call after leaving her mom's House Sally and spent the next few hours clubbing with friends. Threatens at one point meeting up with another one of her sisters Nicole sometime after midnight. She called her boyfriend of two years. Lewis SPROXTON and who was out with friends to. She asked him to pick her up and drive her to her place something. He was far from pleased with the couple. Had A history spats and repeated breakup and make-up's not an uncommon pattern teenage romances. That night they leaned. Toward the break-up upside Lewis did as she requested though leaving his friends to pick her up all the way to Sally Ann's apartment they argued. They were both jealous of the other and suspected infidelities parked outside the building. The fight carried on for close to ours once they had both both had enough she stepped out of the car and stormed off twitter. Place Louis sped away minutes later. Someone grabs sally-anne and plunged a knife into her body. Neighbors heard screams but chuck them up to a common dispute or sounds from. Fox's that were prevalent in that area at night. They looked out their windows. Noting nothing suspicious but the attack was far from over. The man kept on stabbing an biting the young woman before raping her lifeless body several hours later just after dawn. A passer-by spotted her remains and called for help. Police arrived to a scene so horrific they decided to take polaroid's to show neighbors for identification purposes rather than having them look at the scene straight on without hesitation neighbors named the slain woman as Sally. Anne Bowman the aspiring model and singer. The daughter sister and friend soon after Linda Bowman opened her front door to find police. Officer Stuart Cundy standing on her steps. Did she have a daughter named sally-anne her I thought was. What have they done now? She later told Scottish TV presenter. Christine uh she knew sally-anne had been out having fun with our POWs and sisters if only it were a matter of simple mischief. Cundy didn't waste any Time staying true to his commitment to be front and transparent with loved ones of the deceased their daughter had been stabbed to death. Authorities described the knife attack is controlled but frenzied and one that created some of the most awful defense wounds. They had seen all made worse by the horrific indignities of postmortem rape the patch of sidewalk were sally-anne took her last breaths soon filled with flowers including a wreath from her grandmother. Other olive with a note that read for our beautiful granddaughter. She will always be in our hearts once. The investigation began. Sally Ann's family only made a public appeal for help in solving the case leads poured in providing detectives with fifty names and one hundred fifty phone calls with tips to consider. TV footage. showed the young model chatting with friends at a bar a few hours before the attack which was estimated to have occurred between four fifteen for twenty that morning just after her boyfriend Lewis sped away as is typical with murder cases. Romantic partners are often a suspect. And and the first to be questioned. There's even a term for the murder of a girlfriend or wife exor aside and a US Department of Justice Studies show that eighty. Three three percent of spouse murderers are men. When police approached Louis the day after the murder he assumed it had to do with the argument? He and Sally Ann had the previous night. It wouldn't have been the first time. Authorities were made aware of their bickering but was his jealousy a motive absolutely not according according to him through four straight days of questioning Lewis never shifted from his claim that he had nothing to do with the attack. The relationship Asian. She wasn't perfect. He said but they cared about each other deeply. After a quarrel. He expected that they would soon things and carry on as usual. When DNA analysis showed that the semen discovered in Salomon's body belong to someone other than Lewis he was removed as a suspect from there? The case went cold for nine months. Sally Ann's Family Having to not only grieve but wonder who had been responsible for the murder aware that that the killer remained free living his life while they're beloved was stolen then on June fifteenth. Two thousand six a thirty six year old man. The Mark Dixie got into a brawl after watching England play in the World Cup on TV at a pub by this time taking DNA samples for minor offenses was standard as police questioned. dixie about the bar fights. The man broke into tears which seemed odd until his DNA sample came up as a perfect match with a sample salience case. He was promptly arrested and charged with her rape and murder his coworkers at pub where he worked as a chef were stunned to hear his crimes and sadistic history. According to the Sun Dixie had three children and girlfriend who described him as the life of the Party when he was taking drugs but dramatic mood swings often followed. Because dixie refused to admit to the murder. Sally Ann's family had to endure trial hearing painstaking details of the assault. dixie ended up admitting to and detailing how he had raped Sally Ann's corpse corpse which prompted her mother to flee the courtroom tears. He also fantasized about a sex killing earlier on and masturbated over newspaper images of sally-anne. Uh He filmed this act and the video was used as evidence against him. If only someone had found that film learned his obsessions sooner. It's difficult to say whether Dixie felt compelled to murder the young woman or if he killed primarily to feed his perceived need to have sex with corpses. which would be considered? Did Philip homicide while. NECROPHILIA is associated with a particular disorder. Some necrophiles have been diagnosed with conduct disorder and antisocial social personality disorder on neither one justifies violence. They might help. Explain dixies lack of empathy or remorse. People with anti-social personality disorder also called socio apathy often violate the law. They lie act impulsively and have problems with alcohol and on drugs if our when they harm others they feel virtually nothing except satisfaction as long as it helps them get their way. The trial trial also meant that to victims of dixies. Earlier crimes would have to relive the brutality. He had imposed on them. The man's checkered past included -cluded conviction for robbery during which he mugged a woman at knifepoint and indecent exposure to salts for which he was sentenced to two years of probation he was also deported in one thousand nine hundred nine after being convicted of assault and later accused of masturbating in front of a woman in a phone booth the day Af Sally Ann's murder. dixie stayed overnight at a friend's home near her apartment during the day leading up to the murder. He celebrated his thirty Fifth Birthday. Stay down in copious amounts of drugs and booze. It's believes that. He attacked a woman motorists in the area about forty minutes before he killed her. Then just after four fifteen. Am neighbors heard those screams. Prosecutors alleged that Dixie hid near her apartment watching and waiting leading like an animal prepared pounds while she and Lewis argued then didn't hesitate to make his move the jury consisting of seven women and and five men found Dixie guilty of all charges his punishment would be life in prison with a minimum of thirty four served years during the sentencing. The judge said to the killer no words of mine about what you have done can remotely match the ones you've heard today from Mrs Bowman I I shall only say that what you did. That night was so awful and repulsive that I do not propose to repeat it. Your consequent conduct shows you had not the slightest remorse. Moore's for what you had done nearly nine years later in January of two thousand fifteen. dixie wrote a letter to the police stating that she wanted to tell how the truth nearly nine years later in January of two thousand fifteen. dixie wrote a letter to police stating that he wanted to tell the truth truth about what happened to San. He ended up confessing to two more attacks too including severe sexual assault when he was just sixteen gene. The wrong man Ramana vander dozen had been charged with an imprisoned for those crimes. No outsiders can know whether he confessed because he wanted credit or if deep inside he had some amount of remorse after all skeptics and psychoanalyst's might assume that earlier regardless if detectives had caught him back then sally-anne might still be alive dixies three page letter detailing his added crimes was as used by Romano's lawyer for an appeal. Sally Ann's MOMS supported his appeal and Romano Center message of gratitude. In two thousand fourteen fourteen. She told mail online. She was absolutely appalled that her daughter's life could have been saved with greater diligence for authorities. And that quote an innocent man. Ed spent eleven years of sixteen year sentence in prison for a crime. He did not do. After the verdict of Sally Ann's murder trial was read her her father. Paul Bowman spoke on the family's behalf. The last two and a half years have been tortuously painful. An immensely difficult he said. I do not think we could have gone through it without the love and support that has been hugely available from family and friends. I hope that now sally-anne can rest in peace and those affected so deeply by untimely and brutal death can be afforded at least a chance to begin to grieve in earnest and he shared an emotional a message for his daughter. Sally-anne you may have been taken from us but rest assured you will forever be missed a never forgotten in the words of the song your heart will go on outside the courtroom. Sally Ann's mother. Linda spoke about immense pain in her heart and said in her life seemed to end with her daughters. All she wanted was to hold her again to smell her perfume and say to her everything. She never had a chance to as they drove away. She played a recording sally-anne singing the celine dion song. She had the singing voice of an angel and decide which it's very fitting now. This has been murder minutes for true crime anytime. Download the murder minute APP or follow us on Instagram at murder. Minute for exclusive content intent and early access find the show on Himalayas.