Authorities in Hammond, Alabama have located the remains of a missing woman nearly a month after vanishing from a family event and they did with the help of her killer boyfriend, who committed suicide after confessing.
The tragedy occurred on October 2, when Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Officers responded to a disturbing call from a “distressed male.”
“During the call, the male confesses to a crime. He claims to have murdered an acquaintance. He then details a possible crime scene—his home. His home ends up being located in Livingston Parish,” the Sheriff’s office said.
Once at the home, the officers were met by a dead woman’s body on the front porch. Inside they found the caller, later identified as 55-year-old Randolph Skinner Sr., dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Tuesday, the remains found outside Skinner’s home were positively identified as 21-year-old Deranisha Williams who had vanished from her Hammond, La. Home on Sept. 2.
The coroner ruled her manner of death as manual strangulation and believes she died on the same or around the day she disappeared from a family gathering.
Skinner and Williams were in an altered relationship when they attended a family gathering. They left for a brief trip to a local convenience store at around 6 p.m. but never returned.
“I’d never know that I would be living in a movie, that’s how it feels,” Williams’ mom said. “And I’m still waiting to wake up. And what hurts so much is that I can never hear her voice again like I can never talk to her again, I can never…nothing with her.”
The grieving mom continued: “I called Skinner every day, and he gave me a different story everyday…and when that Thursday came, I told him on the phone something ain’t right, my daughter better talk to me by now.”