The body of a woman found near Snoqualmie Pass has been identified as a missing grandmother last seen in Tacoma.
“You’re never prepared for the call your mom is murdered, you’re never prepared for that,” said Christina Samasa.
Tragically, that’s the call Samasa received Monday from investigators.
She said someone found her mother’s body dumped in the woods near Snoqualmie Pass.
Diana Davis was a loving mother of two and grandmother of three. Samasa said her family misses her every single day.
“To hear that somebody just like kind of threw her in the woods is absolutely sickening to me, it’s like, why would someone do that to someone’s innocent life and take her from her family that really love and miss her truly?” said Samasa.
Tacoma police said Davis was reported missing under suspicious conditions on July 27.
On July 29, her silver Chevy Impala was found fully engulfed in flames in the 1600 block of Court E in downtown Tacoma.
Her family held on to hope she’d be found safe, but, this week, they learned that wasn’t the case.
“I don’t understand why people would want to murder such a sweet, beautiful, innocent soul,” said Samasa.
Davis’ body was found Aug. 5 near Snoqualmie Pass, close to 70 miles away from Tacoma.
The King County Medical Examiner hasn’t released Davis’ cause of death, but Tacoma police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are investigating her death as a homicide.
“I have a lot of questions because I don’t know why anyone would want to do this to her. She was not a violent person. She was more of a giver than anything,” said Samasa. “Justice is going to be the ultimate closure, but it’s never going to bring our mom back, so it’s never going to feel the same.”
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office or the Tacoma Police Department.
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