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Women Killed In SE Bend Home, Son Arrested

BEND, OR -- Bend Police are investigating the city’s third homicide of the year. A woman was stabbed to death Tuesday morning inside her home. The victim, 60-year-old Rene Carlson lived with her son, who is now accused of murder.

"Our officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute at around 9:20, in the 300 block of SE Lee Lane; kind of between Third and Fourth on Lee," says Bend PD's Sheila Miller. "Officers arrived within one minute and contacted and detained a suspect at the residence." That suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Theodore Bowser. Miller tells KBND News, "Officers then attempted to render aid to the victim, but that person sustained fatal injuries and was dead at the scene. And so, at this point, the incident is being investigated as a homicide."

Bowser was booked into the jail Tuesday night following an evaluation at St. Charles. At that time, Miller told KBND News, "Detectives are now on scene; OSP crime lab is also now on scene, and the scene is shut to foot traffic and vehicles, likely through the night. So, both Lee and Woodland Boulevard, between Third and Fourth will remain shut, probably through the night."

Bowser is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.


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