The forensic team FACES from Baton Rouge has determined that charred remains found in Webster Parish are human; however it will be two to three days before the family of 46-year-old Annie Bond learns if they are that of their loved one.
“It didn’t take the team long to determine the remains are human … there was some good evidence,” Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said.
According to Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Bill Davis, Bond’s family was advised that remains were discovered around noon Monday in an area off Pruitt Road near Bayou Dorcheat.
Sexton said information gleaned by Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office led investigators to the area north of Minden on a private oilfield road owned by XTO Energy just off Pruitt Road.
“This is not property that belongs to any of the Bond family, but their property is in the general vicinity – miles away. It is my understanding this is property that he (Robert Bond) frequented hunting and fishing.”
The sheriff and a crew of investigators remained on the scene until late Monday night processing tire tracks and taking soil samples.
“Then, it will be a matter of getting dental records, and the team will go through the process of making a positive identification,” Sexton said. “We will have soil samples to see if any accelerant was used.”
Bond’s husband, Robert Bond, Jr., 53, was found Friday by law enforcement officers in his pick-up truck in Gautier, Mississippi.
When officers approached Bond’s truck, he reportedly shot himself. Authorities say he is in serious condition in Singing River Hospital just outside of Gautier. He has been charged with second-degree murder. His bond has been set at $1 million.
“Whatever is in that vehicle as far as any kind of containers – if they have accelerant in them that matches any accelerant that may be found in the soil at the scene – that would be a crucial piece of evidence in this case,” Sexton said.
The couple disappeared from their home on Wemple Road in north Bossier City Thursday morning. They were reportedly estranged at the time of the disappearance, and he had not been living at the residence for about three weeks.
Bossier Parish deputies, conducting a welfare check, found her car in the garage and what appeared to be drops of blood in the driveway.
From evidence obtained there and witness statements, the BSO issued a second degree murder warrant for Robert Bond late last Thursday.