Woman's body found in south AL capital murder case

Woman's body found in south AL capital murder case
(Source: Houston County Jail)
(Source: Houston County Jail)

HOUSTON CO., AL (WSFA) - After weeks of searching, officials have found the body of a missing Houston County woman.

According to the Houston County Sheriff's office the body of 36-year-old Amanda Anderson, also known as Amanda Bond, was discovered on Alabama Highway 109 near the Alabama state line.

The search for Amanda's body began after a standoff between the sheriff's office and 27-year-old Joshua Crawford Tew. Tew was charged with capital murder on Nov. 1st.

The Houston County Sheriff's Office says it was responding to a burglary in progress and a person injured, who had been moved to another location, when they engaged in a 2-and-a-half hour standoff with Tew. Investigators say they never found signs of a burglary when they arrived at the home where the standoff occurred on Saunders Rd.

"We feel sure at the residence that day, there was a confrontation of some type, inside the residence, where she was struck with what was described as a 3x3x3 piece of wood. We questioned the suspect, he was uncooperative and at that point, we started expanding our search from the residence that expanded out probably 5-8 miles," said Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza.

Authorities are still working to determine a motive in the case.

Court records show Tew has a criminal past that includes theft charges, drug, and alcohol-related charges and domestic violence charges. He remains in the in the Houston County Jail without bond.

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