Nearly one month after 21-year-old Taylorlyn Nelson was reported missing in Phoenix, newly released court documents suggest a disturbing chain of events that end with Nelson’s boyfriend dumping her body in Lake Pleasant.
Officials believe a body pulled from Lake Pleasant on Thursday is that of 21-year-old Taylorlyn Nelson.
Rescue divers with Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue recovered the body from an area of Lake Pleasant where Phoenix police believe Nelson’s body may have been dumped.
The identity of the body will be disclosed once a medical examination is complete, police said.
Nelson has been missing since March 14, and authorities have since charged her boyfriend and his mother and brother in connection with her disappearance.
A court document alleged that Nelson had a fight with her boyfriend, Kodi Bowe, 27, on March 11, three days before she was reported missing.
Police say evidence found in the home indicates Bowe fatally shot Nelson in the head during an argument at their trailer park home.
Police say in court records that Bowe, his brother Maxx Bowe, and mother Kerrie Quaintance then took Nelson’s body to Lake Pleasant, where they used a paddle boat to dump her into the lake.
Court records show Kodi Bowe is charged with second-degree murder, abandoning and concealing a dead body, tampering with physical evidence, hindering prosecution and illegal possession of a weapon.
His brother and mother are charged with abandoning and concealing a dead body, tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution.
A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman would not provide comment.
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