Michigan man arrested in 1980 death of Virginia woman

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This undated photo provided by the Allegan County, Mich., Sheriff’s Office shows Dennis Bowman, of who was arrested, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Allegan County, Mich., in the 1980 homicide of a young Virginia woman whose husband was deployed as a U.S. Navy pilot at the time of her death. Kathleen Doyle was 25-years old when she was killed in her Norfolk, Va., home in 1980. Investigators say forensic evidence led to Bowman’s arrest, although no other details were released. (Allegan County Sheriff’s office via AP)

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been arrested in the 1980 homicide of a young Virginia woman whose husband was deployed as a U.S. Navy pilot at the time of her death.

Authorities say 70-year-old Dennis Bowman was arrested Friday in Allegan County.

Kathleen Doyle was 25 years old when she was killed in her Norfolk, Virginia, home in 1980. Investigators say forensic evidence led to Bowman’s arrest, although no other details were released.

Norfolk police Chief Larry Boone says, “No victim is ever forgotten.”

It’s not known if Bowman has a lawyer who could comment on the case. The next step is extradition to Virginia.

Police say Bowman’s 14-year-old adoptive daughter disappeared in Michigan in 1989. She hasn’t been found.

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