Georgia police capture murder supect on the run for 37 years www.privateofficer.com
LIVONIA MI Feb 28 2012 Thirty-seven years after allegedly killing two men, David Glenn Fowler, 55, is being brought to justice, police say.
The Livonia Police Department recently located Fowler, who was living under an alias in Georgia, by “using technology not available at the time.”
He was wanted in the brutal double homicide of two brothers in the spring of 1975 in a house in the 37000 block of Plymouth Road in Livonia.
The victims, Michael Belt, then 34, and Jeffrey Belt, 18, two brothers living at the residence, were beaten with a wooden board and stabbed. Robbery was the motive, police said.
Fowler fled the state in 1975. An open murder warrant and a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued at that time. Two other defendants were charged, tried, convicted and served time in prison for their role in the crimes.
DNA recovered at the scene of the murders was put into the nationwide CODIS database.
In June of 2011, a hit on that DNA occurred in Georgia on a subject known as Richard David Taylor. Livonia detectives went to Georgia and, with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, were able to locate and confirm that Taylor is, in fact, the wanted fugitive, David Glenn Fowler.
An extradition hearing occurred on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, and Fowler was ordered delivered to Michigan custody. He was transported back to Michigan on Feb. 26, 2012.
He was remanded without bond during an arraignment Monday in 16th District Court in Livonia in front of Judge Sean Kavanagh. He faces a preliminary examination at 9 a.m. March 8.