Man accused of killing wife released on bond

Michael Haim posted bond on Saturday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man charged with the murder of his wife more than 20 years ago was released from jail on bond Saturday morning.

Jail records show Michael Haim, 49, posted bond at the Duval County jail shortly before noon.

Bond had been set at $200,000.

Haim's wife, 23-year-old Bonnie Haim, disappeared in 1993. Her remains were found in December 2014 in the backyard of the home she shared with her husband and son.

Michael Haim was arrested in Waynesville, North Carolina and charged with murder.

Bonnie Haim's son, Aaron Haim, was 3 years old when she disappeared. Police said he was the primary witness in the case. In April 2005, Aaron Haim, who now goes by Aaron Fraser, won a $26.3 million wrongful death lawsuit against his father. At the time, his mother's remains had not been found.

That changed in December 2014 when workers digging out an old pool in the backyard of the Dolphin Avenue home where Haim lived 22 years ago found what appeared to be a skull. Investigators spent at least two days sifting through the dirt for more evidence.

The man who now lives in the couple's former home said he became curious when his dog would always bark in one part of the yard.

Weeks later, the remains were confirmed to be human. This month, they were confirmed to be Bonnie Haim.

It's unknown where Michael Haim is staying while out on bond.