NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Six months after her murder, two local men are stepping in, hoping to help solve the case of Amber Berbiglia's death.
"I have two daughters, one is 23, one is 27. When I first heard about this case, someone just dumping another human being like trash…just sounds like a monster," said Al Gohl as he surveyed the scene where the body of 23-year-old Amber Berbiglia was found.
She was last seen alive on May 3, her body later found beaten to death on Old Sanders Road under the Robert Edge Parkway overpass.
Hearing about Amber Berbiglia's murder really hit home for Gohl, a father of two. He wants to help her family find closure.
"If I were the parent of Amber, I would want to know that someone, if the police weren't trying, at least was doing something," agreed Gohl's friend, Randy Duncan.
By reading through WMBF News reports, Gohl and Duncan are putting together information and clues. They are trying to put together her murder in a different perspective than detectives working the case.
Earlier this month, the two watched WMBF News coverage, including the last voicemail Amber's mom got before her murder. They believe they recognized her voice, matching it to their own recordings of Amber's voice now, after death.
"We took a chance, wanted to see if she's still here, and she's still here," said Gohl.
Years ago the two became interested in paranormal investigations. They have gone to historically haunted areas to record EVPs, or electronic voice phenomenon. This is the first time they have gone to an unsolved murder scene.
When first approaching WMBF News, the two did not want publicity. They were reaching out with information on the case, hoping to help detectives solve it.
"We're just trying to help and see if we get anything,"explained Duncan.
They explain their equipment flips through radio frequencies. The idea is it goes from channel to channel so quickly, it would be near impossible for a string of words to connect in a complete sentence by chance.
"We ask a question three times, with 20 seconds in between so it gives time to answer," said Duncan, going through a list of questions, trying to confirm what many think is impossible.
"But if you get the same answer 4 or 5 times, is that coincidence?" asked Gohl.
The men are compiling their findings, believing they have a description of Amber's attacker, even his name.
"It's a start. They don't have anything right now, why not check it out?" Gohl suggested.
If you have a tip, detectives urge you to contact the Horry County Police Department, or CrimeStoppers.