Arrest made in 2016 murder of Enfield woman

Howard Bowen charged with October killing of Pamela Cote

Howard Bowen (WTNH)

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A man was arrested Friday for the 2016 murder of an Enfield woman.

Police say on October 28, officers began to investigate a report of missing woman, identified as Pamela Cote. State Police dogs eventually located her body in the woods near her home on Windsor Court.

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Police say Cote’s death was suspicious, so they launched an investigation. On November 3, they developed a suspect, identified as 33-year-old Howard Bowen, of East Hartford. Investigators were able to establish probable cause and apply for an arrest warrant to charge Bowen with murder.

On Friday, Bowen was charged with Cote’s murder. Bowen is already incarcerated for an unrelated robbery charge. His bond for the murder is now set at $1 million.

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