Police Still Searching For Murderer Of 61-Year-Old Grandmother

Posted on: 9:27 pm, November 8, 2012, by , updated on: 09:39pm, November 8, 2012

BERKELY, MO. (KPLR) – It’s a baffling murder that’s left the family of Patti Ann Giardina-Harvill in disbelief for more than 6 months.

The body of the 61-year-old grandmother was found by one of her sisters on April 25th, 2012.  She was beaten to death inside her own home in the 900 block of Harold in Berkeley.

Police told family members there were signs Harvill might have known her killer.  Her body was covered back up after her murder and a back window was broken from the inside out as if to give the appearance of a break in.

“What they did to her was just unspeakable,” said Cyndy Kleeschulte, Harvill’s sister.

She joined with about 100 others on Thursday night lighting candles and praying for an arrest.

Harvill worked at the Super Park parking lot near the airport.

“We don’t have a clue who could have done this,” said Kleeshulte.

Berkeley investigators are still waiting for evidence sent to a crime lab.  Kleeschulte says it’s DNA evidence that could link someone to this murder.

“We loved her dearly,” said Reneee Harvill, daughter-in-law of the victim.  “We’re praying for this to be resolved as quick as possible.”

If anyone has information in this case Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward.  Callers can remain anonymous if they would like.  That number is 1-866-371-TIPS.

See previous story: Grandmother Found Murdered In North County