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Family of Avondale double homicide victim mourn 28-year-old's death

Posted at 10:47 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 23:26:47-04

CINCINNATI — After a double homicide in Avondale in the early Friday morning hours left his son, William Bowen III and another man, 47-year-old Michael Eves, dead, William Bowen Jr. and other family came together to mourn the deaths.

It's not the first time William Bowen Jr. has had to bury a son after an act of what he said is senseless violence.

"What can I say?" said Bowen Jr. "I buried my oldest son 20 years ago. He got killed."

The family said they were moved by how many friends, and even a few strangers, stopped by Saturday to remember the 28-year-old man they lovingly called "Chill." He was shot and killed around 4:00 a.m. Friday morning; Police are still investigating the murders and have not released any information about a suspect yet.

Family gathered Saturday evening to light candles and share stories about the man they lost. They said he was a loyal friend and devoted family man.

"He was there for everybody." said Vi'asia Blanchard, daughter of William Bowen III's wife. "If you needed something he was there for you. He was always there for everybody."

Anyone with information about the homicides is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 513.352.3040.