Roger Bowling, 39, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder after the dismembered bodies of Chris Hall, 42, and Hall’s fiancee, Danielle Greenway, 32, were found in the Detroit River last Tuesday.
Bowling is accused of shooting the couple, chopping off their heads, hands and feet, then dumping the bodies in the river. Police also found a circular saw and a suitcase in the river. The contents of the suitcase have not been revealed.
Bowling had been staying at Hall and Greenway’s home for about three weeks before the incident occurred. April Purdin, a family friend of Greenway, told The Associated Press that Bowling was Greenway’s ex-boyfriend.
Relatives reported the couple missing after having no contact with them for five days. Neighbor Samantha Dolliver told the AP that Hall’s sister had been looking for them on Wednesday.
“She said she had a feeling in the pit of her stomach that something was wrong,” Dolliver told the AP.
Bowling’s father hasn’t spoken with his son for over 10 years.
“I really don’t know what to say except my heart goes out to the families of these people,” Gary Bowling, 69, told the Detroit Free Press. “I keep thinking it’s a dream.”