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Losing Jon: a teen's tragic death, a police cover-up, a community's fight for justice  Cover Image Book Book

Losing Jon: a teen's tragic death, a police cover-up, a community's fight for justice / David Parrish.

Parrish, David. (author.).


David Parrish was in disbelief when he learned that nineteen-year-old Jon Bowie's body had been found hanged from a backstop at the local high school's baseball field and the death declared a suicide. David had known Jon and his twin brother since they were boys. He had coached them on the baseball field and welcomed them into his home for sleepovers with his own sons. However, when David learned how Jon's body was found, he felt compelled to find the facts behind this incomprehensible tragedy. Soon, David would learn of a brutal incident at a local motel where Jon and his brother had been severely beaten by police officers, the charges filed against those officers, and the months of harassment and intimidation Jon and his brother endured. Few in the utopian community of Columbia, Maryland, believed Jon could commit such a final act. Like many others, David wondered how a fateful night of teens blowing off steam could lead to such a tragic end. As law enforcement failed to find answers and seemed intent on preventing the truth from surfacing, David uncovered a system of cover-ups that could only lead to one conclusion--Jon's death was an act of murder.

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  • ISBN: 9780806540467
  • ISBN: 080654046X
  • Physical Description: 248 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Citadel Press, 2020.
Subject: Bowie, Jon.
Police > Complaints against > Maryland > Columbia.
Police brutality > Maryland > Columbia.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.


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Covington Branch 363.232 P261L 2020 (Text) 33126024193702 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 363.232 P261L 2020 (Text) 33126024193710 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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