Bowen Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

EUGENE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove man convicted of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in the woods was sentenced in court Friday. David Bowen will spend at least 25 years in prison. It’s been a devastating past year for the friends and family of Tammy Borda, but they told KEZI 9 News that … Continue reading »

Bowen Takes the Stand

EUGENE, Ore. — The prosecution in the David Bowen murder trial rested its case Friday afternoon. The defense began its case, calling about four witnesses to the stand, including David Bowen. Bowen is on trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Tammy Borda. Two witnesses were questioned about a fight the couple had over … Continue reading »

Bowen Murder Trial Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — After days spent trying to select a jury, opening statements began Thursday in the murder trial for a man accused of killing a former Cottage Grove woman. David Bowen is accused of murdering Tammy Borda last winter. Family and friends of Borda were in the courtroom as both sides presented their opening … Continue reading »

Murder Trial Set to Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Jury selection is under way for the murder trial of a Cottage Grove man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend. The body of 55-year-old Tammy Borda was discovered in last year in mid-December. According to court documents, 42-year-old David Bowen told authorities he shot Borda in the head earlier in the month in … Continue reading »

Bowen Murder Trial to Begin in October

EUGENE, Ore. — Court documents are outlining why the state is charging a Cottage Grove man with murder and why he’s claiming self-defense. David Bowen is charged with killing Tammy Borda and abusing her corpse. The details in the documents are disturbing. Back in December, Borda’s family put a call out to help find their … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Man Facing Murder Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — The search for a missing Beaverton woman is over, and now her ex-boyfriend is facing charges for her murder. David Bowen was in the Lane County Jail Thursday to face charges of murder, abusing a corpse, and tampering with evidence. Friends and family of Tammy Borda were there. They say they were … Continue reading »

Missing Woman’s Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Police have arrested the ex-boyfriend of a missing Beaverton woman. According to court records, David Bowen will be in court Thursday afternoon on charges of murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence in the disappearance of Tammy Borda. Borda went missing Dec. 2 after traveling to Cottage Grove for … Continue reading »

Police Continue Search for Missing Woman

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Police in Cottage Grove are continuing their investigation on Birch Avenue, nearly 24 hours after first entering the home of the ex-boyfriend of missing Oregon woman Tammy Borda. Early Wednesday morning, the Oregon State Police Forensic Unit showed up at the house, and with the Cottage Grove Police Department, investigators entered … Continue reading »

Missing Woman’s Daughter Waits for Info

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Beaverton woman is anxiously waiting for any news about her missing mother, Tammy Borda, who was last seen in Cottage Grove. Markie Borda says she’s frustrated because she isn’t getting any information from police regarding what’s going on at the home of her mother’s ex-boyfriend, where police are searching. She’s … Continue reading »

Police Searching Cottage Grove House

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Police were on the scene all night at a Cottage Grove home belonging to the ex-boyfriend of a missing woman. Investigators have yet to release many details. Crime tape is still up, closing off several homes on the 1400 block of Birch Street, which is near downtown Cottage Grove. Early Wednesday … Continue reading »

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