It's a murder case that's been cold for almost three years now. But detectives said Tuesday they are close to finding the killer.
Detectives said they are looking for the public's help with that one final missing piece that will lead them to the killer.
It was Christmas Day 2008, when a puppy dragged a human skull up on the doorstep of a rural Cleveland County home. Detectives would eventually link that skull to 31-year-old Corey Bodily.
"I knew something was wrong," said Charlene Resor, Bodily's mother. "I knew something was wrong with Corey being gone."
For Bodily's mother, the holidays would never be the same.
"I walk around with anger sometimes, I also look around and look at people and think are you the one," Resor said.
Detective Sgt. Scott Singer has been working this case from day one. He takes it personally and believes the killer's name is in their massive case file.
"We have their name in our files, it's a matter of finding that piece of thread that will join all this together," Singer said.
Singer believes that piece lays in what happened on July 29, 2008, between the time Bodily picked up his pay check at 10 a.m. and when he didn't show up for work at 12:30 p.m.
One tip from the public could put a killer behind bars, and a mother's mind finally at ease.
"I think that they need to be punished and I would like to see that happen in my lifetime. I would like to be able to look at them and say you tore a piece of my heart out that will never be replaced," Resor said.
Detective Singer said anyone who knows anything should not be afraid to come forward. They just want to find the killer.
Anyone with information should call the Cleveland county Sheriff's Department.