TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On May 14, 2019 at approximately 11 a.m., Tohono O’odham Police Department Rangers from the Nation’s Department of Public Safety located the human remains of Bonnie Webb in a remote area of the Ak Chin community on the Tohono O’odham Nation, approximately 50 miles south of Casa Grande.
Efforts to locate Ms. Webb had been underway for more than a month, beginning with the discovery of her vehicle on April 4, 2019. According to PCSO Webb left her home in Arizona City around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 to visit her daughter’s house which was only 5 minutes away, she left her daughter’s house on March 31 at 10:30 p.m.
Surveillance video showed Webb at a gas station at Thornton Road and Highway 84, just outside of Casa Grande, she appeared to be alone and not in distress around 12:04 a.m. April 1. Webb was then seen on surveillance video driving through a gas station in Stanfield, Arizona around 12:32 a.m.
At 12:35 a.m. April 1, Webb sent a text to her daughter saying she hadn’t made it home and was in Maricopa, AZ. Detectives were able to track her travel and found she was driving toward Casa Grande, heading south on Chuichu Road. By 1:41 a.m. April 1, Webb was seen on Border Patrol cameras heading southbound on Indian Route 15 on the Tohono O’odham Nation, heading into Pima County, but still on Nation land. Webb appeared to be by herself.
TOPD Detectives and Special Agents from the FBI are continuing with their investigation and Ms. Webb’s remains have been turned over to the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner. TOPD Detectives and FBI Special Agents have met with Ms. Webb’s family and provided notification.
Richard Saunders, Director of Public Safety for the Tohono O’odham Nation said, “On behalf of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Police Officers and Rangers, our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Ms. Webb in this difficult time.”