Murderer recaptured after Cooma escape

Source: Canberra Times

Escaped murderer Adam John Bowhay has been recaptured.

NSW Police confirmed that Bowhay had been caught on Thursday.

Earlier, ACT Policing sent two dog units to help search and were briefed by their NSW counterparts in case he crosses the border.

Bowhay absconded from a Cooma community work site on Tuesday.

A NSW police spokesman said the search for Bowhay had stopped on Wednesday night and resumed early in the morning.

Bowhay was convicted for the stabbing murder of Steven Jarvis at Casino in 1997, and is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 184cm tall, bald and clean shaven with tattoos on neck, upper arms and legs.

Queanbeyan police joined the search for Bowhay on Wednesday. He was spotted by a member of the public on Billilingra Road, south of Bredbo, about 11.30am today (Thursday 28 February 2013).

Police from Monaro Local Area Command were alerted to Bowhay’s whereabouts and quickly attended the scene.

Bowhay was arrested without incident and was taken to Cooma Police Station.

It’s expected he’ll be charged later today.

Bowhay, who was sentenced to 23 years’ jail for murder in 1997, allegedly fled while on a work release program on Tuesday afternoon (26 February 2013).


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