Family of murdered Milwaukee woman mourns her death

Posted at 6:35 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 19:35:42-04

The family of a Milwaukee woman whose remains were found just days ago said evidence from the scene leads them to believe she was killed the first night she disappeared nearly two months ago.

The body of 28-year-old Audrey Scott was recovered near the interstate in Yorkville, a town in Racine County. Milwaukee Police are now investigating her death as a murder.

The call Carry Scott-Haney was praying would never come turned her worst fear into reality Thursday morning.

"We can't even say bye," Scott-Haney said. “We can't see her pretty face again."

Investigators told Scott-Haney her daughter's body was so decomposed they needed DNA samples from family.

"We can't show her body, we can't have a proper funeral," Scott-Haney said.

Scott-Haney said her daughter was found in the same clothing she was wearing the night of July 3th. Scott Haney said Scott was out that night with her boyfriend at McGillicuddy's bar on Water Street when an argument turned physical.

"We feel like it's got everything to do with their fight that night," said Scott’s sister Sierra Long.

"I think she was hiding things from the domestic violence," Scott-Haney said.

That day was the last Scott-Haney heard from her daughter. Up until Thursday, Scott’s family spent every day passing out thousands of flyers with hopes of bringing the mother of two home. Now they're gathering pictures to prepare for her funeral.

"She's going to be remembered for her strong voice, her caring heart, her determination, and a good mother," Scott-Haney said.

Meanwhile, police said there are several persons of interest now in custody.

"I'd like for everybody, everybody involved to be held accountable to the top of the penalties of the law," Scott-Haney said.

Milwaukee police said they will present the case to the District Attorney's office in the coming days.