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Tennessee man arrested and charged after delivering mom’s tarp-covered corpse to a hospital

Tennessee man is charged after he wrapped his mom’s dead body in a TARP and brought her to hospital in back of his truck: Claims she shot herself dead in woods while he stood next to her

  • Tennessee man Thomas Henshall, 37, was arrested on Saturday after bringing his dead mother’s body to the hospital wrapped in tarp
  • Henshall’s mom Danielle Bowen, 60, shot herself in the head in the woods in Chattanooga
  • He claimed that he was next to Bowen when she committed suicide but also told his girlfriend he found her body in the woods after  
  • Bowen’s body was allegedly in the back of her son’s truck all day on Saturday before it was taken to Nashville VA Medical Center by him and his girlfriend
  • Henshall has been charged with tampering with evidence, removing or disturbing a body, and failure to report the discovery of a dead body


A Tennessee man has been arrested and charged after bringing his tarp-wrapped mother’s body to a Nashville hospital on Saturday night.

Thomas Henshall, 37, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, claimed he was next to his mother Danielle Bowen, 60, when she shot herself in the woods next to her.

When talking to his girlfriend, however, Henshall said that he discovered his mother’s body in the woods. Homicide detectives are probing the inconsistencies in his story.

Henshall and his girlfriend, who has not been named, allegedly rode around all day on Saturday with Bowen’s corpse in the back of the truck.

Thomas Henshall, 37, was arrested and charged on Saturday after he failed to report the dead body of his mother Danielle Bowen, 60, who was covered in tarp when delivered her body at the hospital

He arrived at the Nashville VA Medical Center at around 5.15pm on Saturday despite passing multiple hospitals and law enforcement centers while en route, according to WKRN. 

The girlfriend was picked up by Henshall at 8.30 that morning where the couple also grabbed food, coffee, and gas.

When the couple was brought in for questioning, Henshall said that he had called his girlfriend on Friday and Saturday to tell her that he found his mother’s body and he needed help taking it somewhere. 

His cell phone, however, was said to be left somewhere in Chattanooga even though police discovered he had emailed his girlfriend earlier on Saturday.

Henshall and his girlfriend delivered Bowen's body to the Nashville VA Medical Center in Tennessee

Henshall and his girlfriend delivered Bowen’s body to the Nashville VA Medical Center in Tennessee

The email contained an attachment with Bowen allegedly saying: ‘He’s not accountable for anything. He’s agreed to put me out of my misery.’

In terms of Bowen’s death, police also asked Henshall how his mother had obtained a gun.

It is unclear if she was legally entitled to own a weapon.  

Henshall then invoked his Miranda rights and gave no further detail about the incident.

However, he said that the gun he found at the scene of his mother’s suicide was at an RV somewhere in Chattanooga. 

The Metro Nashville PD confirmed the identity of Bowen's body on Twitter and announced the investigation of the incident

The Metro Nashville PD confirmed the identity of Bowen’s body on Twitter and announced the investigation of the incident 

Henshall was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence, removing or disturbing a body, and failure to report the discovery of a dead body. 

He is being jailed in Nashville in lieu of an $80,000 bond.  

‘The body Chattanoogan Thomas Henshall Jr. transported to Nashville has been confirmed to be that of his mother, Danielle Bowen, 60. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head,’ Metro Nashville PD said on Twitter.

‘MNPD Homicide Unit detectives continue to investigate in coordination with Chattanooga authorities.’

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