Needles, CA: Death investigation on River Road.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 7:07am PT on Monday, August 24th, 2015, deputies from the Colorado River Station were dispatched to the 41000 block of River Road in Needles, California for a possible deceased person.
Upon arrival, deputies located an elderly white female adult deceased in a field south of the Avi Resort and Casino.
While on scene, information was obtained that the Bullhead City Police Department had taken a missing person’s report reference both Barbara Purdy of Bullhead City, Arizona and Gay Dawn Purdy of Bullhead City, Arizona on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.
Deputies conducted an area check and located a vehicle matching the description of Barbara Purdy’s vehicle.
Deputies located an adult female, identified as Gay Dawn Purdy inside the vehicle.
Gay Dawn Purdy appeared to be suffering from dehydration and was immediately transferred to the Colorado River Medical Center in Needles, California for treatment.
A death investigation is being conducted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner’s Division.
No foul play was detected at the location of either victim.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sergeant Pat Murch or Deputy Cunningham of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline website at: http://www.wetip.com