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Taylorlyn Nelson update: Victim assaulted many times before murder

Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 09:44:26-04

ABC15 has obtained more information regarding the murder of Taylorlyn Nelson, a missing 21-year-old woman from Phoenix, detailing numerous assaults by her boyfriend, Kodi Bowe, and a premonition of her death.


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In March, Taylorlyn Nelson was reported missing by her family after they said they were concerned because she had not called anyone after arguing with her boyfriend. 

In court documents, family and friends gave numerous accounts of Taylorlyn being physically assaulted by her boyfriend, 27-year-old Kodi Bowe.

They reported to police that on one occasion, “there was an imprint of the butt of a gun on Taylorlyn’s head.”

Taylorlyn reportedly told family members, “That if she ever disappeared, Kodi killed her and put her under their trailer.” She was also allegedly choked to the point of unconsciousness and seizures, and her life had been threatened many times, with a gun at her head.

On the night she disappeared, Taylorlyn reportedly told a friend that if she didn’t return home soon with heroin, Kodi would kill her.

During the police investigation, officers went to the area of Deer Valley Road and 27th Avenue where Nelson lived with Bowe. They looked under the mobile home, but found nothing. 

Inside the home was a different story -- police reportedly located evidence including blood, a bullet hole and a 9mm shell casing. Police showed that the DNA of the blood matched someone who would be a child of Nelson’s mother.

A witness reportedly overheard Bowe, his 25-year-old brother Maxx, and 51-year-old Kerrie Quaintance talking about “how hard it was to get Taylorlyn’ s body into the paddle boat at Lake Pleasant.”

Another witness told police that Quaintance told him that, “Maxx and Kodi Bowe placed Taylorlyn in a sleeping bag and attached her body to the bottom of Quaintance’s paddle boat.” She was paddled out into the lake where ropes were cut, releasing her body into the lake.

Kodi Bowe was arrested on April 5 for first-degree murder, abandonment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence. 

Kerrie Quaintance was arrested and booked for hindering prosecution and abandonment or concealment of a dead body, while Maxx Bowe was booked for hindering prosecution.