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Taylorlyn Nelson update: Body of missing woman believed to be in Lake Pleasant

Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 16:54:01-04

ABC15 has obtained additional information regarding the murder of missing 21-year-old woman from Phoenix.


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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.

During the police investigation, officers searched a mobile home in the area of Deer Valley Road and 27th Avenue where Nelson lived with her boyfriend, 27-year-old Kodi Bowe.

In the home, police located evidence including blood, a bullet hole and a 9mm shell casing. Police were able to match the DNA of the blood to Nelson’s mother.

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

This lead police to the area of Lake Pleasant where cadaver dogs alerted them to the evidence of human remains.

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.

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

Police say 51-year-old Kerrie Quaintance was arrested and booked for hindering prosecution and abandonment or concealment of a dead body.

Officials say 25-year-old Maxx Bowe was also arrested and booked into jail for hindering prosecution.