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Family of the fifteen-year-old who found torched car and remains speak out

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(IMAGE:WPMI)Family of the fifteen-year-old who found torched car and remains speak out

Mobile County Sheriff's spokesman Captain Paul Burch confirmed to NBC 15, that deputies discovered burned human remains next to a burned vehicle off Grand Bay Wilmer Road S.

MCSO Captain Burch said that the vehicle was registered to Terri Gale Sullivan, from Tibbie, Alabama, who went missing in January.

Burch says they got a call around 7 p.m. from someone who was riding an ATV on S Grand Bay Wilmer Rd. about a burned vehicle.

The burned out car found in the woods in west mobile county has been moved.

The car was found last night along Grand Bay Wilmer Road along with human remains and is believed to be that of missing Washington County mother Terri Sullivan.

NBC 5 spoke to the grandfather of the 15-year-old teenager who called police.

His grandson was riding his four wheeler with a neighbor through the area yesterday and came across Terri Sullivan's burned car in the woods.

"I said oh my goodness you know a friend of his was riding with him," says his grandfather Jimmy Vance.

A heartbreaking discovery - Jimmy Vance's 15-year-old grandson and a neighbor were riding their ATV's through a wooded area when they stumbled upon a torched vehicle with human remains inside and outside of the car. It's a sight they're still recovering from.

"It was kind of upset him a little bit. It would upset anyone you know, once you find out all the details about it but he will be alright"," says Vance.

According to Mobile County Sheriffs Office, the make of the car was too damaged to determined the vehicle, but the tag shows it was registered to missing Washington County mother Terri Sullivan whose been missing since January 20th.

Sullivan was headed to work at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile and never showed up. Investigators say they believe Sullivan was abducted putting up a fight after finding her phone and other personal items on the ground near her home.

"It's kind of animalistic - gotta be some kind of a beast to do something like this," says neighbor Lawrence Bolton.

Multiple agencies and cadaver dogs canvased the area where her car was found for hours searching for answers.

"We're trying to find every piece of the victims remains as we can for positive identification and to help put together what happened," says MCSO Captain Paul Burch.

They towed the vehicle around 3 o'clock Friday afternoon and still have to await DNA testing.

In the meantime loved ones say they are hopeful and sending prayers to her family.

NBC 15 will continue to follow this story and update you as soon as we learn more.