Trial date set for man accused of dismembering, dumping remains of couple in Detroit River

Roger Bowling's trial to start on Jan. 7 for shooting death, dismemberment of ex-girlfriend, her fiance

Published On: Sep 05 2012 02:46:31 PM EDT

A suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her fiance, chopping off their heads and limbs and dumping their remains into the Detroit River is scheduled for trial in January.

Thirty-nine-year-old Roger Bowling is charged with murdering of 32-year-old Danielle Greenway and 42-year-old Chris Hall at their home in Allen Park.

Bowling had his first appearance Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Judge Ulysses Boykin scheduled a pretrial conference for Nov. 2 and the trial's start for Jan. 7.

Authorities found the bodies of Greenaway and Hall floating in the Detroit River and an adjoining canal July 17.

The same day, an angler spotted legs, a saw and a suitcase submerged in about 10 feet of water along a seawall.

Fisherman finds human legs, arms, head in Detroit river