Family and friends finally said good-bye to a 12-year old girl, who`s been dead for six years. Ashley Johnson`s body was found in Cotton Plant, about four months after she disappeared from her grandmother`s home nearby. "I done heard so many stories, I don`t know what to believe. But I just want to know who did that," her sister, Shineka Johnson, said through tears. In six years,Ashley`s family says they`ve only had one question answered: that the remains found in an abandoned farmhouse were hers. With that, they can finally lay her to rest. After all this time, her sixth grade teacher still remembers her classroom helper. "She spent two days helping me pack up all my stuff, cataloguing it and boxing it. Everyday we did that, we`d go to the dairy bar and have a chocolate milkshake when we got through," said Malinda Plummer. But Ashley never made it to 7th grade. In July 1998, she left her grandmother`s home in Cotton Plant to go play. "I asked everybody in Cotton Plant: how is it possible that a little girl, in as small a town as this, comes up missing and nobody knows," said her aunt Mary Woods, of Helena. In October that same year, her remains were found. Arkansas State Police say it has taken this long for both the state and FBI Crime Labs to confirm that it was her. "This should`ve happend five years ago, when there was a body," said her sister. "We didn`t bury nothing." And it will take longer to find out how she died. "This is a little small town, Cotton Plant. And if the person who did this is still out there, it needs to be something done," said Woods. After adjusting to Ashley`s absence for the last six years, her sister says, the funeral, only brings it all back. Arkansas State Police say the investigation into Ashley`s disappearance and death is still active and they still suspect foul play.