Indeed, there is a difference in the answers of the two moderators Grace Note and Nick Craver.
I quote Grace Note in her comment on an answer to Bounties from deleted accounts should still be awarded; at least, the indicator should be removed:
I'm here to explain to you why the current system removes bounties from deleted users, which is tied to this design of reputation as a measure of the visible present.
But Nick Craver says, and I quote:
Going forward bounties from deleted accounts will be moved to (owned) by Community and will be awarded at the end of the period as they normally would (e.g. when the bounty starter doesn't award and 7 days is up).
I asked Nick Craver about it, but he didn't answer. Is it possible for SE staff to give a clear and unambiguous answer?