(GRAND BAY, Ala.) - A local man says he knows whose remains were found in Grand Bay. He says they're the remains of Tammy Stokes, a Bayou La Batre woman missing since 2008.
The man, whom LOCAL 15 will not identify, said he overheard a conversation which led him to tip off the sheriff's department.
"I heard some people talking said, they beat him up on this dirt road, beat her up on this dirt road with a pipe, from there they put the body on the back of a truck and dropped it off on a dirt road on Henderson Camp. So, you know, I was just talking for a minute. He said, 'yeah, we did that.' So they ain't gonna find that body," he told LOCAL 15 News.
Cherry Stokes, Tammy Stokes' mother, said the past three years without her daughter have been a nightmare. She also said she was contacted by Bayou La Batre Police about the remains found. Stokes said investigators were 90 percent sure it was her daughter.
"I'm hoping it's her, so i can get restitution, I can bury her and I can tell her daughters," says Stokes.
Twenty-four-year-old Tammy Stokes was last seen in Mobile back in May of 2008, driving her boyfriend's Ford Explorer. That vehicle was later found burned in Irvington.
Authorities searched for Stokes for several months, but turned up nothing.
Cherry Stokes investigators will use dental records to identify the remains. She hopes to receive the results on Monday.