DEATH INVESTIGATIONOn Monday, August 24, 2015, at approximately 7:07 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station were dispatched to the 41000 block of River Road for a possible deceased person. Upon arrival, deputies located an elderly white female adult deceased in a field south of the AVI Casino. While on scene, information was obtained that the Bullhead City Police Department had taken a missing person’s report reference both Barbara Purdy and Gay Dawn Purdy on August 23, 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 appeared to be suffering from dehydration and was immediately transferred to the Colorado River Medical Center for treatment.
A Death Investigation is being conducted by the Colorado River Station and the San Bernardino County 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 Colorado River Station (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 website at