Tasha Smith was kind, generous and would strike up conversations with everyone, according to her stepmother Linda Smith.
Tasha Smith's remains were discovered along the Grand River by a person fishing last Friday. She had been missing since 2010.
"Tasha was fun. She could make a celebration out of a bowl of ice cream. She could make a party in five minutes," said Linda Smith in an interview with Craig Norris that aired on The Morning Edition Friday.
"She saw the best in people, she would talk to anybody and people responded to her."
Tasha Smith suffered from multiple personality disorder, and also went by the identities Punx and Corey.
To hear the interview with Linda Smith, click to the left.