AUSTIN (KXAN) - A family torn apart by murder isn't giving up hope that a young girl's killer or killers will be found.
Elizabeth Escobar, 24, went missing on June 6th of 2011. Her body was found while firefighters battled a grass fire in Manor.
Escobar's Cousin, Trisha Rivera, and her husband passed out fliers Saturday hoping for any clues that will lead to her murderers being put to justice.
"Well it's five-and-a-half months and we still don't know... who you know... who my cousin... you know is passed away and we still don't know who did it. So we're just out here to remind people of what happened to her.. well just remind people that we still don't know who did it... and just pretty much that and if they saw her on that day to call the sheriff's dept because that's what the sheriff's dept is asking," Rivera said.
Rivera hopes the fliers will bring closure for her family and justice to whomever is responsible for her death.
"Well hopefully they'll jog somebody's memory seeing her and you know maybe... they didn't see her as a person then, but maybe they'll see her more as a person now that she's missed and people are... you know, we're just not letting it go... and putting pressure on so that somebody will say something," said Rivera.
Reflecting on who the killer may be or where they are hiding, Rivera said, "I don't know, I think I have some mean things to say."
Above all, Escobar's family just wants answers. Rivera says that will bring them peace as the holidays approach.
"You know we just want to know what happened to her and I'm pretty sure she's resting in peace, you know. I don't really believe your soul can't rest for whatever reason but, you know, we need some closure. What happened and I'm sure the person that did this I just don't think they can live with themselves, I really don't. I mean if you did it, say something," Rivera said.
In August, Investigators found a car they have been searching for in connection with Escobar's death. But investigators now believe it was not connected to the crime.
Detectives had been looking for a silver car witnesses saw Escobar get in to the day she was killed. But investigators found that vehicle abandoned in East Austin and have cleared the two men who were driving it. They also said that Escobar's boyfriend is not a suspect and has an alibi for the hours in which Elizabeth was likely killed.
"I thought for sure if we could find this car, we could find the person who did this," said Monika Mota, another of Escobar's cousin's. "We deserve to know answers."
Travis County Sheriff's investigators believe Escobar may have been walking around the area of the Booker T Housing Complex in East Austin when she was taken by someone. They are hoping fresh tips and DNA evidence found on Escobar's body will lead them to her killer. They said they know the cause of death, but are not making that information public because of the ongoing investigation.
"We pretty much are on a clean slate right at the moment, we're waiting for evidence to be tested but we don't have a focus on any one particular person," said Spokesperson Roger Wade. "Its kind of frustrating that we don't have as many good leads as we should because this is such a mystery."
They are releasing new details about what Escobar was wearing the day she disappeared, hoping to jog someone's memory. They said she was wearing a black tank top and a short skirt, possibly a denim skirt. She had long, dark hair.
"Elizabeth was a wonderful person and a wonderful mom and she was always giving and she deserves justice," said Mota. She said her family does not know who killed Escobar but they are hoping for justice.
Anyone with information in the case is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers or the Travis County Sheriff's Office.
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