Losing Jon

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LOSING JON is the chilling and terrifying true story of a teen's murder made to look like suicide, the police cover up, and a community's fight for justice.


David Parrish was in disbelief when he learned that nineteen-year-old Jon Bowie’s body had been found hanged from a backstop at the local high school’s baseball field and the death declared a suicide. David had known Jon and his twin brother since they were boys. He had coached them on the baseball field and welcomed them into his home for sleepovers with his own sons. However, when David learned howJon’s body was found, he felt compelled to find the facts behind the incomprehensible tragedy. 
Soon, David would learn of a brutal incident at a local motel where Jon and his brother had been severely beaten by police officers, the charges filed against those officers, and the months of harassment and intimidation Jon and his brother endured. Few in the utopian community of Columbia, Maryland, believed Jon could commit such a final act. Like many others, David wondered how a fateful night of teens blowing off steam could lead to such a tragic end. As law enforcement failed to find answers and seemed intent on preventing the truth from surfacing, David uncovered a system of cover-ups that could only lead to one conclusion—Jon’s death was an act of murder.


“The twists and turns read like a page-turning thriller, but Losing Jon is all fact. This is True Crime at the highest of levels. Scary, heartbreaking and completely insightful. See why the best stories are sometimes the real stories.”

– Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Escape Artist



For any inquiries, please contact agent

Rachel Cone-Gorham: Rachel@rxd.agency

© 2020 by David Key Parrish

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