Bowen was 16 at the time. His sister called police years later to say she suspected he had killed Conrick. And DNA evidence linked him to the crime.
Nearly 30 years after a Gary boy's murder, investigators believe they've solved the case.\Forty-four-year-old David Bowen pleaded guilty Tuesday to torturing and murdering 8-year-old Kenneth Conrick. Conrick's body was found tied to a tree in a wooded area in Calumet Township in October of 1979.