Tina Louise Bowen disappeared from her Conroe, Texas home on July 14, 1997 and has not been seen since.
About the Case
In 1997, 18-year-old Tina Louise Bowen resided at 517 Silverdale in Conroe, Texas. In the early hours of July 14th, Tina spoke with her boyfriend on the phone. Around 3:30 – 4:00 a.m., Tina’s mother spoke with her as she was going to bed. At 9:00 a.m., her mother checked on Tina, but the teen was gone.
Friends of Tina’s would sometimes knock on her window at night and she would go outside to talk with them. It is believed that someone known to her did just that and she went outside or left her home voluntarily to meet them.
All of Tina’s belongings, including her purse, were still in her room at her family home. Her boyfriend at the time was considered a suspect after failing a polygraph test; however, Tina’s family does not believe he harmed her.
True Crime Diva’s Thoughts
Honestly, it is kind of hard to believe the person responsible for Tina’s disappearance is anyone other than her boyfriend. Other than her mother, he was the last known person to talk with her before she disappeared. But I guess you could say the same about her mother because she was the last known person to SEE Tina, although I do not believe she is responsible.
Tina’s mother last saw her around 3:30-4:00 a.m. in her room. Tina was gone by 9:00 a.m. So, we have a 5-5.5 hour time frame, but I think Tina disappeared soon after her mother went to bed. I agree with police; someone knocked on her window and she went outside to meet them. Maybe she left with this person or something happened to her in this person’s vehicle. Or it is possible she spoke with someone on the phone and left to meet them somewhere, running into foul play along the way or when she arrived at her destination.
There is no public info on the boyfriend that I could find.
Conroe, Texas sits along Interstate 45 and is about 42 miles north of Houston.
There isn’t a lot of info on this case, but when I saw Tina’s picture, I wanted to write about her case. She was so pretty and full of life – a typical teenager. It angers me to think someone took that away.