ANDERSON, Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond Anderson

Birth: November 28, 1979

Death: November 14, 2016


anderson amanda bond Amanda Bond Anderson2Amanda Bond Anderson, 36, a resident of Dothan passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016.

A private family memorial service will be held on November 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at her mother’s home, 1496 Fletcher Smith Road, Cottonwood, AL.

Amanda was born on November 28, 1979 in Houston County and she lived in Slocomb for seventeen years and attended Slocomb High School. Amanda was employed with Pan Handle Converter and most recently with WOW. Amanda was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed life and was known for her “Free Spirit”.

Survivors include, her daughter, Rayne Depriest; her son, Lance Depriest; her mother, Jamie (Robert Bedsole) Kratky; her father, Raymond Bond, Sr.; her daddy, Michael Kratky; her sisters, Shelley (Austin) Reynolds and Faye Muccio; her brother, Allen Bond; her grandfather, Harry Pace; her grandmother, Sylvia Pace; her husband, Lee Anderson; her step-children, Treavor Anderson and Kelsey An-derson; step-grandson, Austin; several nieces and nephews.


August 24, 2017:
Amanda Bond Anderson, was tradgically took from us on October 31, 2016. Her body wasn’t found until November 14, 2016. Amanda was one of a kind. Always smiling and happy. Our family still is in shock. We don’t know how this brutal act could happen to such a beautiful soul. We want her story to help touch as many people that are going through a domestic situation. We’re hoping that what happened to Amanda will touch out to others that are also in similar relationships with ones who have anger problems. So, with that beimg said, we truly believe that Amanda helped save the next girl from this maniac. Will also pray daily that Josh Tew will get the right punishment for what he did to our sweet Amanda. Amanda was took away from her two wonderful children & two step children She also has an amazing mother and step father that has been so strong through this nightmare. Two sisters, and one brother who stil try to understand why. But only god knows why this happened to such an amazing woman.

Elizabeth Muccio, Sister

Criminal Details
Ken Curtis – Nov 14, 2016

A man was previously charged with capital murder in Amanda Anderson’s (also known as Amanda Bond) death.

Bond’s body was located near Alabama Highway 109 near the Florida state line, according to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

Court records indicate that Anderson, 36, was struck with a large piece of wood. Joshua Tew, 29, was charged with her death following a standoff with officers October 31 even though the body had not been located.

Additional information regarding the case is expected to be released Tuesday morning.

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Criminal Details
Ricky Stokes – Nov 14, 2016

HOUSTON COUNTY:    6:30 PM.  The Houston County Sheriff Department has recovered the body of 36 year old Amanda Bond.

The discovery was late this afternoon on Highway 109 just inside the Alabama line.

Since October 31 some 4,200 or more manhours have been logged in the search for Amanda Bond. Basic law enforcement work “boots on the ground” investigative work resulted in the discovery of the body.

A Sheriff Investigator who was searching saw a path and checked it out. That is when the discovery was made.

Sheriff Donald Valenza and Criminal Investigators are processing the crime scene.


The Sheriff is expected to hold a press conference in the morning.


The people of Houston County need to know a couple of things:

  1. When Amanda’s body was found, which does have to be confirmed through forensics, Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza “personally” went to Amanda’s families home to notify them. Valenza did not send anyone, but he himself went.
  2. Every member of the Houston County Sheriff Department gave more than 100% effort in working to locate Amanda. From Patrol, Criminal Investigation, Vice, Communication, volunteers from many rescue, fire and individuals worked hard and long to locate Amanda.
  3. Sheriff Donald Valenza himself, since October 31, has been walking woods, ditches, everywhere with others looking. He did not just “send” people but he “participated” in the searches.
  4. Other agencies with specialities in training and equipment assisted in the search.
  5. Many people prayed specifically for the Sheriff Department. After the weekend searches, hope was growing thin. But the prayers worked.
  6. On October 31 and through that night, based on the information available to the Sheriff Department at that time, the Houston County Sheriff Department utilized every resource available to attempt to locate Amanda if she was still alive. Yes, she was found elsewhere, but based on all information available at the time, the Sheriff Department did all that could be done.
  7. The two most senior criminal investigators with the Sheriff Department, Sheriff Valenza and retired Alabama Bureau of Investigation Captain Barry Tucker questioned the suspect Joshua Tew before arresting him for Capital Murder. He would not provide information to assist. And if these two could not get it out of him, he was difficult.

None of the above information have I been asked to share. But the people need to know ALLOF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT and other agencies have given this case all of their focus and personal attention.

Now comes all of the cataloging of details in order to prosecute and obtain a conviction.


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Criminal Details
Press Release – Oct 31, 2016

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a 36 year old white female Amanda Anderson, aka Amanda Bond.

No further description is available.

If anyone has any information about her whereabouts, please contact our office at (334) 677-4808.

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