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.
Man pleads guilty to boy's 1979 murder
\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.