Bonnie Kay Santiago

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Above Images: Santiago, circa 2014


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 12, 2014 from Ablemarle County, Virginia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'5, 160 - 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Black/brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Santiago wears eyeglasses; these were left behind.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white shirt with designs on it, blue denim capri pants and flip-flops.
  • Medical Conditions: Santiago suffers from a heart condition and was taking life-sustaining medication for it at the time of her disappearance; the medicine was left behind.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Santiago was last seen at his boyfriend's residence on Carter Mountain in Ablemarle County, Virginia at 1:00 a.m. on July 12, 2014. She has never been heard from again. When her van was located a few days later, there was evidence of a violent struggle: the vehicle's rear-view mirror had been nearly torn off, there was blood, thought to be Santiago's, at the scene, and there were footprints on the inside of the windshield. Santiago's belongings, including her cellular phone, eyeglasses, flip-flops and medication, were left in the van.

    Santiago lived in Brands Flat, Virginia at the time of her disappearance, and left behind seven children and fourteen grandchildren. Her niece, Sabrina High, also known as Sabrina Rock, was on the cast of the reality television show Breaking Amish for the first three seasons.

    Since Santiago disappearance, she hasn't refilled her prescriptions or accessed her bank accounts. Investigators believe she met with foul play and is probably dead. They drained a septic tank and and searched it for her body in 2016, but their efforts turned up nothing. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Albemarle County Police Department

    Albemarle Police Department


    Source Information
    Virginia State Police
    Facebook Page for Bonnie Santiago
    NBC 29
    The News Leader
    The Huffington Post


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 9, 2016; casefile added.

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