SPOKANE, Wash. -- The older brother of a missing woman said his sister, Ramona Childress, was a loving mother to her two little boys.
Childress, 27, vanished and was reported missing on November 14, 2012. She was last seen in October of that year.
Childress’ brother, Abraham Carroll said she was going to a local community college at the time of her disappearance. He said she was a very good writer and that was her passion.
He said that little sister loved to be a mother and said her children were her everything.
"It takes a village. We need to focus on her boys and make sure they are raised right. With love, it's difficult for boys to grow up without a mom. We will miss her. She was loved deeply," said Carroll.
Carroll also said she had a beautiful smile.
Jason Flett, 27, was arrested Wednesday in connection to Childress’ disappearance.
Detectives believe her body was dumped in Elk, Washington. On Thursday, authorities said they found remains while searching near Elk.
Carroll said until today they clung to the chance that they would see her again.
"It definitely hurts. There's no longer that string of hope to hold on too," said Carroll.
Authorities believe Flett was afraid that Childress was going to tell the police about how he had broken into several homes.
Officers said Flett was booked into the Spokane County Jail on a charge of 2nd Degree Murder.