BENTON, Louisiana — Dental records confirm the human remains found in Webster Parish are that of a 46-year-old woman, who was reported missing from Bossier City last week.
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his department Wednesday received confirmation of Ann Bond's identity from LSU forensic anthropologist Mary Manhein, who worked with a forensic dentist to determine it.
Whittington said it will take another two weeks to determine a time and cause of death, The Times reports (http://bit.ly/1auvios ).
The search for Bond began Thursday after she failed to show up for work. Her remains were found Monday in an area where her estranged husband, Robert Bond Jr., 53, was known to hunt.
Whittington said Robert Bond will face a second-degree murder charge following his release from a Mississippi hospital where he's recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A Bossier sheriff's deputy found Ann Bond's car in the garage at her home Thursday but there was no sign of her. Deputies contacted Robert Bond, who reportedly agreed to help in the search but never showed up, authorities said.
The warrant for his arrest was issued based on statements from relatives and friends as well as evidence recovered from the couple's home later Thursday. The couple, who have an adult son, separated about three weeks ago. Robert Bond was staying with a friend in the area; Ann Bond was living in the family's home.
Robert Bond remains in Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where he is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Whittington said he did not know how long the recovery would take, but said Robert Bond has shown improvement, moving his fingers and eyes.
Authorities met with family members on both sides Wednesday.
"This whole ordeal has been a difficult time for them of course, but they have remained incredibly strong and stuck together," Whittington said. "I've been in (law enforcement) 25 years, and I don't know that I've ever seen families stick together like this."
Information provided by the family was instrumental in the case and locating the body of Ann Bond, Whittington said.
Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com