11/11/11 — On November 10, 2011, husband and wife Charles Kevin Bowen, 44, and Jennifer Bowen, 31, were convicted of murdering John David Blattner. Both defendants were scheduled for a jury trial on November 14th, but they changed their minds and pled guilty. Kevin Bowen confessed to shooting John, and Jennifer Bowen confessed to assisting her husband by luring him to the location. Kevin Bowen was sentenced to 50 years in prison, and Jennifer Bowen was sentenced to 40 years. We would like to say a special thank you to Tim Miller, Founder and Director and Mike Fitzpatrick, Member, who discovered John’s body. We would also like to thank Frank Black for the work he did on this case. Please continue to keep John’s friends and family in your prayers.
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04/11/09 – Saturday, April 11, 2009 – John David Blattner, age 39, was located deceased at 8:21 this morning by Texas EquuSearch Founder/Director Tim Miller and member Mike Fitzpatrick near Taylor, TX. The search for John was a large team effort, taking several days and consisting of several dedicated EquuSearch members, the Round Rock Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor Police Department, The Texas Rangers and the FBI. We wish to thank the wonderful members of all the outstanding law enforcement agencies involved in the search for John. The investigation into his death continues. To the family and loved ones of John, you will continue to be in our hearts and prayers in the days ahead as you mourn the loss of your beloved John.
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04/09/09 – Texas EquuSearch is actively working with the family of John David Blattner at this time in hopes of bringing him home. As always, our hearts and our prayers are with John, his family and those who love him. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
03/28/09 – John David Blattner was last seen on Saturday – March 28th 2009 about 10:30 p.m. in the Round Rock, Texas area. He was last seen wearing gray sweat pants that had a hole in the right shin area and paint all over them, unknown color T-Shirt, a white Sherwin Williams jacket with a brown collar and brown lace up work boots.