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Father called to tow daughter's car days before her body was found

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Clent McCorkle with his daughter Portia Adams. Credit: KMOV Clent McCorkle with his daughter Portia Adams. Credit: KMOV
WASHINGTON PARK (KMOV.com) -

Wednesday afternoon, Clent McCorkle tried to be strong for his grandchildren after a family member found his eldest daughter, Portia Adams, dead near a ravine in Washington Park.

“There ain't no feeling that you can handle like that one. It felt like someone took the insides of my insides and just twisted and pulled them all the way out.  That's the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my entire life,” said McCorkle.

To make matters worse, just two days before his daughter's body was found by a family member, it was his towing business that got the call to haul Adams abandoned car.

“I then open the door, and he said ‘I think this some kind of candy busted in the car.’ I said ‘That’s not candy that's blood splatter,” said McCorkle.

He also noticed burnt seats and a bullet hole on the side of the car.  In his heart, McCorkle said he knew she was dead.  He'll never see her smile.

“She was happy and I was glad to make her happy,” McCorkle said

They will never share jokes at their family business again.

“Going to the office where she works, where she sits at the desk. I can't. I ain't been at the office yet,” said McCorkle.

McCorkle said it's going to be a while before he ready to go back.  It's going to take time for his heart to heal.

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