AUSTIN (KXAN) - On the eve of the five year anniversary of her daughter's disappearance, Elizabeth Harris says she is doing what any mother would do as she staples a flyer to a tree. The words at the top say, 'Still Missing' and underneath are several pictures of Harris' daughter, Roxanne.
"It's been a 5 long years and we just really miss her and we just want some answers," said Harris.
Roxanne Paltauf disappeared on July 7, 2006 in the area of Rundberg Lane and IH 35 in North Austin. Her boyfriend told police they got into an argument and Paltauf left their room at the Budget Inn angry. Louis Walls told police that Paltauf did not take any of her belongings and left her purse, wallet, and driver's license in the motel room. He said he waited about 20 minutes and then went after Roxanne, but he could not find her.
No one has heard from her since that evening.
"We're trying to put a puzzle together and we need that missing link - and we need it really bad to help us find Roxanne," said Harris.
In February, Austin Police Department cold case detectives took over the Paltauf case. Detective Richard Faithful has boxes full of information on the case.
"There's some inconsistencies a lot with some of what Roxanne's boyfriend said at the time, but you know, he's not the only person who had inconsistencies," said Faithful.
Investigators believe there is little doubt something bad happened to Roxanne and said she would have contacted her family if she was able.
"Roxanne's mom - she's never going to give up - so we're not going to give up," said Faithful.
Harris and her four other children spent Wednesday evening in the sweltering heat plastering flyers with Roxanne's photo all over the IH 35 and Rundberg area.
"If she's out there we still need to find her one way or another so we can bring peace to this family," said Harris.
Detectives ask anyone with information in this case to call the APD Cold Case Unit or 512-472-TIPS (8477).
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