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Questions still loom for the grandmother of a woman's remains found in E Texas

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Shunte Coleman's Grandmother (Source: KLTV Staff) Shunte Coleman's Grandmother (Source: KLTV Staff)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The grandmother of an East Texas woman whose body was identified Friday says she always feared the worst had happened to her granddaughter. Shunte Coleman went missing in July of 2006. In March, skeletal remains found in San Augustine County were confirmed to be Shunte Coleman.

Shunte’s grandmother says almost eight years later, the family's questions still haven't been answered. Pictures of Shunte fill the walls of Margaret Anderson’s home.

"She was a very charming person, a good-hearted person. Most of all, Shunte loved to discuss the bible,” said Anderson.

Just two days before Anderson learned Shunte was missing, she says Shunte called her.

"She wanted to go to put some flowers on her mother's grave. [She asked if I would] go with her and I told her yes. I never heard from her since,” she said.

Anderson says she always knew something bad had happened to her beloved granddaughter.

"I didn't have hope. I knew after a few months. I felt like she was gone. I felt like I would have heard from Shunte, one way or another, if she was alive,” said Anderson.

When she heard that remains found in March had been identified as Shunte, she says she felt her prayers had been answered.

"Wednesday, that was the last thing I asked of God, to reveal what had happened to Shunte,” she said.

Although she finally knows Shunte is gone, Anderson says she still has so many questions.

"Of course I don't know how she died, what she went through with this death. I don't know that, but I know now she is really gone and there is no coming back,” she said.

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