Murderer on the run. Avoid staring bald men with neck tats

By 26 February 2013 34

Adam Bowhay

Police have launched a search for a prisoner who absconded while on a work release program in the state’s south this afternoon.

Cooma Correctional Centre inmate Adam Bowhay, 34, was with two other inmates at Snowy Oval in Cooma as part of a local work release program early this afternoon (Tuesday 26 February).

He fled the area around 1.15pm and has not been seen since.

Bowhay is serving a sentence of 23 years for a murder in 1997.

Police from Monaro Local Area Command have mounted a major search of the area involving local resources.

The public is being urged not to approach the man but to instead contact Triple Zero immediately.

Bowhay is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 184cm tall, medium/large build, bald head and clean shaven. He has tattoos around his neck, upper arm and legs.

He was last seen wearing work gear which consists of a fluorescent yellow shirt and blue and green ‘King Gee’ brand long pants.

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Murderer on the run. Avoid staring bald men with neck tats
Debut69 8:10 am
28 Feb 13


I think he was seen trying to break into our gaol whats-it thing.

Doubt it, heard there’s no opportunities for higher education, crap entertainment and as for the food…….

gazket 11:21 am
28 Feb 13

doogle said :

There were no guards only a council dude and the oval is adjacent to the local high school. Derp.

and the school was never informed of the escape till the end of the day at 3pm

Alderney 2:48 pm
28 Feb 13

He’s been caught.11.30 this monring near Bredbo.

Given the weather he was probably greatful.

“A member of the public notified police after spotting Adam Bowhay, 34 on Billilingra Road, south of Bredbo, about 11.30am today.

Police from Monaro Local Area Command rushed to the scene and arrested Bowhay without incident”. [Daily Tele]

Hercsie 10:56 am
01 Mar 13

The most disturbing thing about this is he was 18 when he committed the murder!

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