08-07-2008, 08:14 PM #1
AL - Tammy Stokes, 24, Bayou La Batre, 28 May 2008
6 August 08
New developments in the case of Tammy Stokes, a Bayou La Batre woman missing since June. Police are questioning a person of interest, while the woman's family hopes it will help investigators find their daughter.
Two months have passed since Cherry Stokes last saw her daughter Tammy. She says each day her daughter's disappearance has become more painful to deal with. "I have heard so many horror stories about where she's at what they've done to her, where to find her, you know,"Said Stokes.
Police say they've been following every lead since stokes went missing, including one which led them to Christopher Howard. Bayou La Batre police say he turned himself in today, right after he saw News Five report that he was wanted for questioning.
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03-29-2010, 12:23 PM #2
Still an active missing persons case
08-25-2010, 09:42 PM #3
Reward posted in case of woman missing since 2008
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 8:30 PM
Mark R. Kent, Press-Register
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. -- A $5,000 reward has been posted by the state for information about the disappearance of Tammy Stokes of Bayou La Batre, who has been missing for more than two years, police said.
08-07-2011, 09:54 PM #4
CODEN, Ala. (WALA) - Bayou La Batre police received a tip that led them to a remote area in Grand Bay off Armstead Road Friday. That's where they found skeletal remains of a woman's body.
It's the grim news Cherry Stokes has been waiting to hear for three years.
"The investigators is 90 percent sure it's my daughter," Stokes said.
08-16-2011, 01:59 AM #5Former Member
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Remains of body in Grand Bay identified
Investigators have identified the remains of Tammy Stokes, a Bayou la Batre woman who has been missing for three years.
Deputies also made an arrest in the case and they said more suspects are at large. On Wednesday, deputies arrested 34-year-old Isaac Washington, who goes by 'Ike.'
08-16-2011, 02:00 AM #6Former Member
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Prosecutors: Tammy Stokes killed because she was believed to be a 'snitch'
Isaac Isahas Washington and someone else took a 24-year-old Grand Bay woman to a wooded area and ended up killing her because they feared she was an informant for police, prosecutors told a judge Friday morning during a bond hearing.
12-22-2014, 06:06 AM #7
While watching a newscast surrounding the search for Stokes in 2008, Washington told a relative where they could find her body, should they want to collect the $5,000 reward being offered, Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood told the jury. And three years later, a diligent investigator ended up asking the right person if they knew anything about Stokesí disappearance, he said.
Soon after, they were led to Armstead Road south of Grand Bay, where the victimís skeleton and tattered clothes were recovered...
Many of the details of those final moments were courtesy of Dwayne Pettaway, the co-defendant in the case... He said the two defendants saw Stokes driving in Irvington and flagged her down. Eventually, she ended up in the trunk of their car and was driven out to Armstead Road where Washington shot her with the short-barrel shotgun he always carried, Blackwood said.
One week after the man who killed 24-year-old Tammy Stokes with a shotgun was convicted by a jury, his accomplice pleaded guilty to helping hide her body for three years.
Dwayne Maguay Pettaway received a 25-year prison sentence.
Brooks... sentenced Washington to life without parole for the felony murder conviction, and life for second-degree kidnapping, a lesser included charge the jury felt he was guilty of. Those sentences, Brooks ordered, were to be served consecutively, along with the 20-year sentence he's currently serving.
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