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Man, woman found dead in Bowers Beach parking lot

February 24, 2020

A man and woman were found dead from apparent gun shot wounds Feb. 22 in a parking lot in Bowers Beach.

The investigation began at 4:04 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the parking lot area off of Cooper Avenue, Bowers Beach where they found two people, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. 

Kenneth J. Bowers, 55, and Lysandra C. Bowers, 40, were both pronounced deceased at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds, Jaffe said.  A handgun was recovered from the scene and there is no concern for public safety at this time, she said.

The bodies have been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death. The incident continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Ryde at 302-741-2730. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.