PIKE COUNTY, AL (WMC) - U.S. Marshals arrested a wanted Alabama man in Memphis last November.
50-year-old Bruce Earl Bogan of Pike County, Alabama was indicted for murder on February 21 by a grand jury.
Bogan is charged with the disappearance and murder of 33-year-old Katherine Louise Davis.
Davis was reported missing September 26, 2018.
At 9:21 a.m., September 29, 2018, officers responded to a wooded area on Pike County Road 1128 where officers discovered the body of a female believed to be Davis.
The body was transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science where positive identification was made and Davis’ death was ruled a homicide.
Bogan was developed as a suspect in the case very early in the investigation.
When investigators went to make contact with Bogan after Davis’ body was recovered they learned that he had fled the area not long before they had arrived.
Bogan was a registered sex offender. The address where he was living was not the address listed on his sex offender registration. The Pike County Sheriff’s Department obtained a warrant on Bogan for a SORNA violation.
When investigators were not able to locate Bogan the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were asked to help.
He was located and arrested by the Marshals at a homeless shelter in Memphis on November 05, 2018.
Bogan was extradited back to Alabama and has remained in the custody of the Alabama Department of Corrections since his arrest.
Bogan’s parole was revoked for the SORNA violation.
His bond on the grand jury indictment for murder was set at $500,000.00 plus 10 percent cash.
This case remains under investigation by the Troy Police Department.