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Body Identified as Sandra Bowen

Woman disappeared from Monmouthshire in 1997

Police have identified the body of a woman who went missing from her home in Monmouthshire twenty years ago.

Sandra Bowen was last seen in August 1997; the following year, her husband Michael Bowen was convicted of her murder and jailed for life.

Her body was discovered on the edge of the reservoir at Wentwood in February.
 
A statement from Gwent Police said: "A post-mortem examination of the body has since been carried out and forensic analysis of a sample of DNA which was extracted from the bones have confirmed that the body is that of Sandra Bowen who disappeared from her home in Llandogo in Monmouthshire in August 1997.

"In 1998, her husband, Michael Raymond Bowen was convicted of her murder and was given a life sentence.
 
"Sandra's family been notified of the result of the DNA analysis and specialist officers are offering support to them."
 
The Coroner for Gwent will now open an inquest into the death.

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