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FBI New Orleans Arrests Suspects Wanted for Homicide in Las Vegas

FBI New Orleans January 11, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Mary Beth Romig (504) 816-3325

NEW ORLEANS—On January 8, 2013, the FBI New Orleans’ Violent Crime Task Force, assisted by the New Orleans Police Department, arrested two suspects wanted for homicide in Las Vegas, Nevada, on or about January 7, 2013. Arrested were Marshan Bowden, male, 22 years of age; and Majunique Brown, female, 30 years of age. Both are fugitives out of Las Vegas, wanted for various charges. Bowden was charged in New Orleans with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Brown reported a home address in Orleans Parish.

An investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department indicated that the suspects robbed, kidnapped, and murdered Jason Byes in Las Vegas and while transporting his body in the victim’s vehicle, dumped his body along I-40 in Arizona. They continued on to New Orleans in the stolen vehicle. Warrants were issued for their arrest.

Members of the FBI New Orleans’ Violent Crime Task Force located the vehicle in the 9000 block of Cohn Street as it was being driven by Bowden and apprehended him. During the course of the investigation, Brown was also located at a nearby residence and taken into custody.

The suspects are wanted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for a variety of charges including murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with a weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Bowden and Brown face extradition to Las Vegas.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.