Missing woman's ex-boyfriend charged with murder

Tammy Borda

David Bowen

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - The ex-boyfriend of a missing Beaverton woman faces charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, the Lane County District Attorney's Office said.

Police arrived at 42-year-old David Bowen's Birch Street home on Tuesday night.

Investigators set up a crime scene and remained at the home through the day Wednesday, focusing on a shed, car and the house.

Tammy Borda, 55, had been missing since December 2.

She traveled to Cottage Grove from Beaverton for Thanksgiving and had not returned home.

Borda had been seen with Bowen, who friends described as a former boyfriend.

Bowen was booked into the Lane County Jail on Thursday.

In addition to the felony murder charge, he faces a felony count of second degree abuse of a corpse.

Tampering with physical evidence is a misdemeanor.

He appeared in court Thursday afternoon but did not enter a plea.

The district attorney said an indictment would be ready on Friday.

Bowen faces arraignment on Monday.