DOG The Bounty Hunter’s life has not been without tragedy.
The father-of-12’s eldest daughter, Barbara, died when she was just 23-years-old.
Barbara Katy Chapman was killed in a car accident, the day before her father’s wedding to fifth wife Beth Smith.
The tragedy happened on May 19, 2006, near Fairbanks, Alaska.
She would have turned 24 years old a few days later, on June 8th.
Barbara is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Centerville, IN.
Local news reported at the time that Barbara was killed along with the car’s driver, Scott Standefer II, in the crash.
The pair reportedly tried using a stolen credit card to rent a room Friday at a resort about 50 miles northeast of Fairbanks, according to local cops.
Police at the scene said: “There is no clue as to why they left the roadway. There are absolutely no skid marks on the road. They just went off the road, hit an embankment and launched.”
Barbara was survived by son Travis Drake Lee Chapman, born in 2002 – he was just four-years-old when she died.
Dog gathered his surviving children to discuss whether his Hawaii wedding should go ahead the very next day, and it did – as a celebration of his daughter’s life.
Barbara’s mom is Dog’s third ex-wife, Lyssa Rae Brittain (née Greene).
They paid tribute to Barbara on the anniversary of her death.
Dog and Lyssa share two further children, son Tucker Dee Chapman (born September 8, 1983), and Lyssa Rae Chapman (born June 10, 1987).
It’s not the only tragedy in his large family.
Dog’s baby son Zebadiah Chapman – whose mother is second ex-wife Ann Tegnell – tragically died at under a month old, in 1980.
Zebadiah Chapman was born on January 1st 1980 and tragically died 30 days later on January 31st.
Chapman rose to fame after tracking and capturing Max Factor heir and serial rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003.
This led to an offer for a reality TV show following him and his “posse” tracking down people who jump bail.
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