BERKELEY, MO. (KPLR) - Patricia Harvill had just celebrated her 61st birthday with her family. Days later she failed to show up for work and her body was found inside her Berkeley home. Police said she was murdered. That was April 25th, 2012.
'She had a heart of gold and was loved by everyone,' said Kayla Kleeschulte, Harvill`s niece.
On the one-year anniversary of their loss, family and friends stood in front of the home at 9013 Harold to remember Harvill and urge anyone with information about her murder to call CrimeStoppers.
Callers can remain anonymous by calling 1-866-371-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for a tip leading to an arrest.
'Living like this every single day not knowing, what happened, it`s excruciating,' said Harvill`s son, Tim. 'It takes its toll on you and your entire family, every single day.'
Berkeley police Chief Frank McCall said the investigation is continuing and police continue to look at evidence that was collected and analyzed by crime lab technicians.
'She was a real sweat lady and I think all these people being here shows how loved she was,' said Daniel Duncan, Harvill`s niece.
About 100 family and friends held candles and reflected on Harvill`s life while begging for anyone with information to call police.
'Everyone is just in shock about this and it`s devastating to everyone,' said Renee
Harvill, Patricia Harvill`s daughter-in-law.
She said the slightest bit of information might help, 'Anything at this point is going to help us get this solved.'