October 18, 2010
Its reported today by the Cowell investigation task force that Blood
evidence found in murder suspect Christopher S. Wilson’s Okanogan Street apartment came from the
victim… Detective Robin Wagg, with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is the lead investigator
for the Cowell Murder Task Force. He says a substantial blood stain was found on the floor in the main living area
of the apartment. The stain was soaked through the carpet and padding on to the concrete floor below. A sample
was sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab where a forensic scientist was able to determine the stain
contained blood matching Mackenzie Cowell’s specific DNA. Cowell was killed on February 9th after leaving
the Academy of Hair Design in Wenatchee where she and Wilson were classmates.. Cowell’s body was found on
February 13th near Crescent Bar.. Wilson was arrested for Murder in the 2nd Degree on October 6th.
Wilson’s arrest occurred after his DNA profile was found to match DNA found on a piece of duct tape located
near Cowell’s body. The piece of duct tape also had Mackenzie Cowell’s blood on it. Detective Wagg
says investigators continue to look for additional clues in the murder. Wilson is slated to enter his plea at an
arraignment hearing slated for Wednesday in Chelan County Superior Court. He’s currently in custody on a one
million dollar bail.