Police seek cold case murder suspect

Published 11:56 pm Friday, October 2, 2009

A Suffolk grand jury indicted a suspect in a cold case homicide this week, exactly 12 years after the killing.

Police are searching for the man they say fatally shot Carl Shawn Turner, 21, while Turner was attending a party in the 100 block of Halifax St. on Sept. 28, 1997.

Lonnie Lee Bowers Jr., 40, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm and shoot, stab, cut or wound. His last known address was the 1400 block of Blythewood Lane.


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Police have not been able to locate Bowers, and are asking for assistance from the public. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Bowers is known to have ties to other Hampton Roads cities, along with South Carolina and Washington, D.C.