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Case File 141 – Alexis Miranda Badger
Left and Right: Alexis circa, 1989
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: March 11, 1989
Missing From: Hamilton, Allegan County, Michigan
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: June 23, 1974
Age: 14 years old
Recovered: February 4, 2020
Identified: March 11, 2020
Details of Disappearance
Alexis Badger was last seen in Hamilton, Michigan on March 11th 1989. At that time, she had the adoptive name of Aundria Michelle Bowman and was believed to have left on her own accord. For many years, her disappearance was classified as an endangered runaway until investigators started to suspect that foul play was involved.
Her adoptive father, Dennis Bowman, was the one who reported her as a runaway but his stories about her disappearance were inconsistent. In January of 2019, Dennis confessed to killing Alexis in March of 1989. He is currently awaiting trial for the 1980 murder of Kathleen Doyle in Virginia. On February 4th 2020, Investigators dug at Dennis’s residence and found Alexis’s remains buried under a cement slab in his backyard. She was identified on March 11th of the same year.
Alexis previously accused Bowman of inappropriately touching her before her disappearance. He was charged with open murder, felony murder, first degree child abuse, and mutilation of a corpse in relation to Aundria’s death in May of 2020. Her real mother, Cathy, never gave up hope of finding her and bringing her justice. She has been searching for her daughter for decades.