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A DEVOTED MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Loretta Bowersock and her daughter, Terri, ran a multimillion-dollar furniture store based in Tempe, Arizona, where they were well-known and admired by many. Together, these two women seemed to be living the American Dream…until one man decided to take it all away. THE LOVER WHO TORE THEM APART…

Over the course of two decades, Taw Benderly worked his way into Lorettas heart, home, and business. Though the couple appeared to be happy, their lives behind closed doors told another story. Terri had always known that the handsome, charming, and usually unemployed Taw was manipulating her mother—but she did not know the extent of the abuse or how far he would go to defraud her. Then, just before Christmas in 2004, Loretta went missing. It would be more than a year before Terri learned the shocking truth: That, before killing himself, Taw murdered the 69-year-old Loretta and left her.

BONES IN THE DESERT

* With 8 pages of startling photos *

Synopsis:

Tempe, Arizona, furniture store owners Loretta Bowersock and her daughter, Terri, were living the American Dream--until one man took it all away. Bommersbach recounts the true story of Terri's search for her mother's body and the discovery that her mother was a victim of domestic violence. Original.

Synopsis:

Loretta Bowersock and her daughter, Terri, ran a multimillion-dollar furniture store based in Tempe, Arizona, where they were well-known and admired by many. Together, these two women seemed to be living the American Dream…until one man decided to take it all away.

Over the course of two decades, Taw Benderly worked his way into Lorettas heart, home, and business. Though the couple appeared to be happy, their lives behind closed doors told another story. Terri had always known that the handsome, charming, and usually unemployed Taw was manipulating her mother—but she did not know the extent of the abuse or how far he would go to defraud her. Then, just before Christmas in 2004, Loretta went missing. It would be more than a year before Terri learned the shocking truth: That, before killing himself, Taw murdered the 69-year-old Loretta and left her.

About the Author

Jana Bommersbach is an acclaimed Arizona journalist and author of The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd, which was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award and won Arizona's only literary prize. She has been Arizona's Journalist of the Year, won a Regional Emmy for her television writing and has been honored with two lifetime achievement awards for her newspaper and magazine reporting. She lives in Phoenix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312947415
Subtitle:
The True Story of a Mother's Murder and a Daughter's Search
Publisher:
St. Martin's True Crime
Author:
Bommersbach, Jana
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Bowersock, Loretta - Death and burial
Subject:
Bowersock, Terri - Family
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
Murder
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's True Crime Library
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 8 pages of photographs
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.74 x 4.2 x 0.815 in

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"Synopsis" by , Tempe, Arizona, furniture store owners Loretta Bowersock and her daughter, Terri, were living the American Dream--until one man took it all away. Bommersbach recounts the true story of Terri's search for her mother's body and the discovery that her mother was a victim of domestic violence. Original.
"Synopsis" by ,

Loretta Bowersock and her daughter, Terri, ran a multimillion-dollar furniture store based in Tempe, Arizona, where they were well-known and admired by many. Together, these two women seemed to be living the American Dream…until one man decided to take it all away.

Over the course of two decades, Taw Benderly worked his way into Lorettas heart, home, and business. Though the couple appeared to be happy, their lives behind closed doors told another story. Terri had always known that the handsome, charming, and usually unemployed Taw was manipulating her mother—but she did not know the extent of the abuse or how far he would go to defraud her. Then, just before Christmas in 2004, Loretta went missing. It would be more than a year before Terri learned the shocking truth: That, before killing himself, Taw murdered the 69-year-old Loretta and left her.

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