UPDATE: The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office found charred human remains around noon today, north on Minden in Webster Parish near Bayou Dorcheat. Investigators are diligently working the scene to positively identify the remains, but believe they could be those of Ann Bond.
Deputies are still searching for a missing Bossier woman today, after she went missing late last week.
Ann Bond, 46, was reported missing after she failed to show up for work Thursday. Bossier Sheriffs deputies found her car and blood at her home in the 1000 block of Wimple Road and a search began.
Things took an even more dramatic turn early Friday morning when her husband, Robert Bond, was located by law officials in south Mississippi and reportedly shot himself as they made contact.
Bossier deputies are are still working to find the body of his wife of 25 years. The couple separated less than a month ago.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said during a news conference Friday that the separation was the main motive for the suspected killing at this point in the investigation. However, there was no history of domestic issues and no restraining order had been filed.
The BSO said in a press release that physical evidence at the house and witness statements led Bossier Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigators and detectives to issue the second degree murder warrant.
“We are deeply saddened by this case. Our prayers go out to the family involved,” said Whittington.
The sheriff’s office is asking that anyone who saw Robert Bond’s truck, a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD truck, on Thursday, to contact them at (318) 965-2203.
Law enforcement officers in Gautier, Miss., found Bond in this vehicle early Friday morning. They believe it is the vehicle that was used to transport Ann Bond’s body.
“Crime Scene Investigators with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office are now in Mississippi to process the truck. The search for Annie Bond continues,” said Lt. Bill Davis, Bossier Sheriff’s Office public information officer, via email.
As Gautier police reportedly approached Robert Bond’s pickup, he shot himself under the chin with a .22 caliber handgun. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital. He is listed in serious condition, but is expected to survive.
Officials believe that Robert was headed to Florida, as he was found at a rest stop just off Interstate-10. The sheriff’s office tracked Robert Bond using cell phone technology.
Bond’s was found after a second degree murder arrest warrant was issued in the death of Ann Bond.
The search began for Richard Bond earlier Thursday, after he failed to show up to help search for his wife after reportedly agreeing to do so to a BSO detective.
Investigators in Mississippi and Webster Parish are cooperating with Bossier detectives.
“We are certainly checking areas and properties that (Robert Bond) is known to frequent — deer camps, property in Webster Parish,” said Whittington at Friday’s press conference.”We’ve heard a lot of things and are investigating all leads.”