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Delaware State Police Arrest Magnolia Teen for Murder

Delaware State Police arrested 17-year-old Shakur Bowen for the murder of a missing Hurlock, Maryland man.

On September 22, 2023, at approximately 12 p.m., 41-year-old David Thomas Jr. was reported missing by family members. The investigation revealed that on September 15, 2023, Thomas visited his family in Kent County, borrowed a car from a family member, and failed to return it. Detectives attempted to locate and contact him but were unsuccessful, so a Gold Alert was issued.

Through the course of this investigation, detectives continued to search for Thomas. On September 29, 2023, detectives found what appeared to be human remains in a tax ditch located in Meadowbrook Acres. The Division of Forensic Science confirmed that the suspected human remains belonged to David Thomas Jr.

Shakur Bowen was identified as a suspect who shot and killed Thomas through investigative means. On October 2, 2023, at approximately 2 p.m., Bowen was contacted and transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Bowen was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the Department of Corrections on a $500,000 cash bond.

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