Prelim exam continues for alleged killer

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK — A man accused of killing and dismembering an Anne Street couple whose bodies were found in the Detroit River in July allegedly plotted the murder of the woman, his former girlfriend, for years, witnesses said Monday.

During the second part of the preliminary examination of the evidence against Roger K. Bowling in 24th District Court Monday, former roommate Robert Slick said Bowling, who had dated Danielle Greenway in high school, often talked with him about how they would eliminate the women in their lives, often threatening to “cut up” Greenway, according to published reports.

Greenway, 32, and her boyfriend, Chris Hall, 42, were found dead in the Detroit River July 17 shortly after taking in Bowling as a houseguest.

In a tape played during the exam of an Allen Park Police Department interview with Bowling July 19, Bowling told Allen Park Police Detective Jeff Miller he was gone on a bike ride July 14 and 15, the weekend the couple was believed to have been killed, and didn’t know the couple was missing.

Michigan State Police crime lab technician Melanie Morse said two latex gloves and a wad of blood-stained duct tape was found in Greenway’s GMC Safari van, where blood was also found on the floor.

Bowling’s attorney Mark L. Brown pointed to a large-scale marijuana growing facility the couple allegedly operated as a possible motive for their murder and a lack of any physical evidence against Bowling.

Assistant Wayne County Medical Examiner Jeff Jentzen said Greenway died of a single gunshot wound to the head and Hall was shot six times before he died. He also said marijuana was found in both their systems and could have been consumed up to weeks before their deaths.