Bessie Walker Wiki – Bessie Walker Biography
Bessie Walker was last seen on August 4 near Mono Wind Casino in Auberry and was formally considered missing on August 8.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says the body found Sunday on private property in Auberry was identified as Walker.
Deputies say her body was located near the 37000 block of Auberry Mission Road.
She was 27 years old.
Detectives say Walker was missing since Aug. 4 – and was last seen alive near the Mono Wind Casino in Auberry. A missing person report was received on Aug. 8.
During the investigation, deputies searched roughly 12 locations for Walker but were not able to find her.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy Monday and has yet to determine the cause of death.
According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, a 27-year-old woman reported missing since the start of this month has been found dead.
On Monday, Bessie Walker of Auberry was identified as the person found deceased on private property along the 37000 block of Auberry Mission Road. According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, a search party of Walker’s family and friends reported a body found on Saturday.
The 27-year-old woman’s family said they searched in and around Big Sandy Rancheria for weeks.
It wasn’t unusual for the mother of three to spend days away from home, but she always checked in.
On Saturday, a group of family members found her just 25 yards from her mother’s home.
There are still many questions about the days leading up to her disappearance. Bessie was in Fresno on July 30 after being released from Fresno county jail in connection with a warrant for charges of being an accessory to a crime.
But the family says she was seen back at the Big Sandy Rancheria in the following days.
“She was having issues with her boyfriend,” said her mother. “They weren’t getting along.”
Now, Bessie’s family is insisting more could have been done to find her sooner.
“They couldn’t bring search and rescue, a helicopter to fly over and around the property area?” asked her mother.
Monday, family and friends sang and sounded a drum as they gathered outside the sheriff’s office, questioning the quality of the investigation because Bessie was an indigenous woman.
“They could have done a full investigation before we got to this point,” said Bessie’s cousin, Yolanda Woods.
But that’s precisely what Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said was done.
“We actually had people saying they had seen her in certain locations alive,” said Mims.
She says almost 1,000 hours were spent among detectives and deputies checking up on the dozen or so places where Bessie was said to have been seen.
“Had we had any idea that she was deceased on the property, other things may have been done but that was not our information,” said Mims.
Now, Bessie’s family wants answers.
“Look, and look hard to see who did this to our cousin so she can rest,” said Woods. “So my family can rest.”