Aundria, 14, vanished without a trace in 1989, according to the statement. Police were told at the time she was a runaway.

The statement indicates that, in February, after developing new leads in the case, investigators recovered Aundria's remains from a shallow grave that had been covered with cement.

Koch said in the statement she wants "to assure Aundria's family and friends that even though this has been a very long road, this is the first step to seeking justice for her."

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PEOPLE was unable to determine if Bowman has an attorney who could comment on his behalf for any of the charges he faces in Virginia and Michigan. He has yet to enter pleas to any of the charges.

Koch said Bowman will be returned to Michigan for arraignment.

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