NORMAN, Okla. - Family members of a Cleveland County man are desperate for answers.
Authorities say 31-year-old Cory Jay Bodily was last seen alive on July 29, 2008 as he picked up his paycheck from the Taco Bell in Norman.
"I will never get to hug him. I will never get a kiss from him. I will never get to laugh with him or cry with him. I have nothing and that's hard," said Sharleen Resor, Cory's mother.
It's a pain Sharleen has now carried for six long years.
"It's been very difficult, painful. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of him," she said.
Sharleen says her son had been missing for weeks before it was ever reported to police.
"I didn't know if he had just taken a break and had to get away," she said.
In her heart, she says she knew something was wrong so she reported it to authorities.
Cory Bodily's skull was found by a dog on Christmas Day in 2008.
Two weeks later, investigators found skeletal remains covered by brush and leaves in a field near 171st St. and Cemetery Rd.
The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office says Cory died from blunt force trauma.
While investigators say they have identified a few persons of interest, they need someone to come forward with clues as to what happened to Cory.
"There is a killer who is out there walking the streets. That person needs to brought to justice and put behind bars where they cannot hurt another person," said Meghan McCormick, with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.
Sharleen also believes someone knows what happened.
She's begging for anyone with answers to speak up so she can have a chance to face her son's killer.
"I want to be able to look at that person, as I'm looking at you, and say, 'You tore my heart apart and now it's time for you to pay," she said.
Tips in the case can be made by calling Cleveland County officials at (405) 701-8872.
Callers can remain anonymous.
Investigators say a reward may be given to someone who comes forward with information leading to an arrest.