One of the main theories is that this was a man haunted by some unknown demons from his past in the military, and with the constant drama in his relationship a simmering time bomb waiting to go off.However, although he did have his relationship issues, just like many people I might add, Bowen was mostly described by those who knew him as basically a good-hearted person who was well-liked and gave no indication that he was at all capable of such atrocities.Despite all of this, the two stayed inseparable, and even stayed together when they were evicted from Hall’s apartment in September of 2006 and forced to find new lodgings in the still mostly apocalyptic wasteland of the French Quarter.They ended up moving into a room above the locally renowned Voodoo Spiritual Temple on North Rampart Street, which is actually not a particularly strange thing to find in a city with a deep history of Voodoo magic and its practitioners.Recently separated from his wife, a stripper by the name of Lana Shupack, it seems that Bowen spent most of his time here drinking, partying, and trying to put the horrors of whatever he had been through in military service behind him.Although he was known by friends to become morose at times and make cryptic allusions to terrible things he’d seen in war, particularly something to do with a child, he was described as mostly a very personable and social fellow, able to push away these terrible memories.
Bowen had even complained about the whole ordeal to the landlord, who had told them that they should just try to work it out, and when neither of them were seen much around it was assumed that this was exactly what they had done.I’ve known for ever how horrible of a person I am — ask anyone — and decided to quit my jobs and spend the 1,500 cash I had being happy until I killed myself. Concerned police hurried to the specified address and had no trouble entering due to the fact that a key had also been found in Bowen’s pockets. Depending on the report these parts were seasoned with herbs and partially eaten, and others claimed that the parts had been rather charred, with some sources even saying that potatoes and carrots had been prepared and placed upon the counter to add to the pots, all of which would later earn Bowen the nickname the “Katrina Cannibal.” The woman’s torso had not been cooked yet, and was found wrapped in a plastic bag and stuffed into the refrigerator.So, that’s what I did: good food, good drugs, good strippers, good friends and any loose ends I may have had. Immediately they were met with the jarring sight of a message spray painted across the walls that read “Please call my wife. Other reports would claim that Bowen had sexually assaulted the corpse before chopping it up as well.Indeed, the friendly, attractive, and charming Bowen had no trouble meeting girls, and one of these was a fellow bartender by the name of Addie Hall.The two hit it off immediately and began dating, which was right around the time when the specter of Hurricane Katrine rolled out from over the horizon to bring death, destruction, and suffering to the city.