Former North Fork Rancheria Tribal Leader Murdered Allegedly by Neighbor
An elderly woman in North Fork has been found murdered. The Madera County Sheriff's Office said 76-year old Bonnie Hale was found dead on her front porch Saturday morning. Hale was a former North Fork Rancheria Tribal Council member. Sheriff Deputies have arrested her neighbor 63-year old Mary O'Keefe on charges of murder.
The details on exactly how Hale died is still under investigation. The Sheriff's Office said there was some sort of physical altercation between the two women.
The last time Bobby Hale saw his 76-year old mother Bonnie was on Friday night. He said he came back to her North Fork home the next morning to visit, and knocked on her door several times, but she never answered.