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Local families of missing women on edge after body found

(image: WPMI) Local families of missing women on edge after body found

Officials are still working at this hour to identify a body found in a field on Kooiman Road near the Theodore-Mobile line

Police say the body was found around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon on private land in a wooded area.

We're told the it was so badly decomposed, it was hard to even determine the gender.

It's still too early to tell if this is related to any missing persons cases in our area.

Sunday's discovery comes almost three weeks after human remains were found in the area of Cody Road and Dickens Ferry Road.

Police tell us a skull was found in a wooded area, the rest of the remains were located nearby.

Due to decomposition, investigators say it appears the body had been there for awhile.

The Alabama Department of Forensic Science is now in possession of the body. An identification is not known at this time.

These discoveries put the families of those missing in our area on edge.

For more than a year Dana Maisonet-Cooks has been looking for her niece.. 24-year-old Trista Yelding, known to many as Tasha.

Yelding was last seen in April 2017 in Theodore.

She reportedly took off from a friends house, leaving her purse and medicine behind.

19-year-old Brittany Wood disappeared in May of 2012 after visiting her uncle in the Styx River area in Baldwin County.

Earlier this month, we were the only station there when Brittany's mom, Chessie, met with the family of another missing woman's family - Danniella Vian.

The disappearance of Vian, a 25-year-old Mobile mother who was last seen at a local gas station remains a mystery.

There has been no sign of her since mid-July, but flyers are being distributed on local pizza boxes,and her family is still very hopeful she will be found alive.

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