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Authorities: Human remains most likely belong to missing Bossier Parish woman

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Charred human remains believed to be that of Annie Bond found in Webster Parish. Charred human remains believed to be that of Annie Bond found in Webster Parish.
BOSSIER-WEBSTER PARISH, La. -

There's still more questions than answers, but authorities say they're confident charred human remains found in Webster Parish Monday belong to missing Bossier Parish woman 46-year-old Annie Bond.

Forensic anthropologist Mary Manhein, with the LSU F.A.C.E.S. crime lab in Baton Rouge, is leading the work in positively indentifying those remains.

They were discovered in a wooded area off Pruitt Road, about nine miles north of Minden, in the village of Evergreen.

Media were given access to the area Tuesday, after investigators completed cleaning the scene.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton says the spot is about a mile from where Annie and her estranged husband 53-year-old Robert Bond, who's charged with her murder, own land.

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Bossier Parish Sheriff's officials, who are investigating the case, say answers from the crime lab could come as early as Friday.

"It's a very emotional case, for not only the public as well as the family. They're having a rough time with this and we're wanting to finish this case as quickly as possible. But we want to do it smartly, we want to do it accurately, and we want to make sure we've got a positive identification on her," says Bossier Sheriff's spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis.

Davis says authorities are no longer actively searching for Annie's body, but will continue to gather tips until a positive identification is made on the remains.

Robert Bond is currently listed in serious condition in a south Mississippi hospital where he's recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Gautier, MS police say he shot himself after he was found by officers sleeping at a rest stop on Interstate 10 on Friday.

It's still unclear at this point if he's physically able to communicate with authorities or if he'll be willing to talk to investigators when the time comes.

The couple had recently separated.

He faces second degree murder charges in the death of Annie Bond.

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