Randi Gorenberg: PBSO Detective speaks out about Randi Gorenberg case

Saturday is six-year anniversary of murder

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The sixth anniversary of her daughter's death is no different than every day since for Idey Elias. Every day is a struggle.

"There are times when we all smile and we think of something about her and laugh, but mostly we're sad," says Elias.

One bright light in her grief is the investigator in the case, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office detective Michelle Romagnoli. Romagnoli couldn't speak on camera because she is undercover, but through the investigation she has grown close with Elias. For her, the case is personal.

"I feel for her that there are no answers, it is emotional. I care for her because we're friends," says Det. Romagnoli.

On March 23, 2007, Randi Gorenberg left the Boca Town Center Mall and was abducted. She was found shot to death in her black SUV in suburban Delray Beach.

Thousands of leads, sketches, even naming a person of interest have turned up no suspect. But Romagnoli says that can change on a dime.

"Techology is evolving and often evidence can be suitable for re-testing to try and develop a lead," says Romagnoli.

In the meantime, Elias will lean on her detective for strength, knowing no one wants to solve the case more.

"She's there holding my hand through it and I applaud her. I am grateful, she is like family," says Elias.

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in this case is urged to call Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 458-TIPS (8477)

Any tips would remain anonymous.

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