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Family of woman murdered begs for break in case at vigil

In the same spot she found her daughter dead two years ago, the mother of Amber Berbiglia shared where she's at in the grieving process today. (Source: Conor McCue). In the same spot she found her daughter dead two years ago, the mother of Amber Berbiglia shared where she's at in the grieving process today. (Source: Conor McCue).

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In the same spot she found her daughter dead two years ago, the mother of Amber Berbiglia shared where she's at in the grieving process today.

“The first year I was just really in shock, and now I just really want to know who did this so I can have some closure,” Michelle Berbiglia said while addressing everyone at Sunday's vigil.

That closure hasn't come. Horry County police first responded to the murder in 2013, finding Amber dead inside her car under a Robert Edge Parkway Overpass. Her car was running, and Amber appeared to have been struck in the head.

Detectives on the case have continued to investigate, but so far no new leads have come out. Berbiglia's family says something needs to change. "Somebody else has got to get involved with it,” said Jackie Oepen, a family member.” If they can't figure it out, there's got to be somebody else involved,” Oepen said. 

The family has since started a petition to help the investigation. It says it will be here every May 3rd to pray and remember the woman they knew so well. They say each vigil gets harder and harder.

“Yeah we do need to find justice. I think that would help tremendously,” said Aunt, Beverly Johnston. “It's certainly not gonna [sic] bring Amber back. It's not like the TV shows, that's for sure,” Johnston said. 

Until then, the family will continue to pick each other up, so one day they can celebrate Amber's life, and as her mother says, forgive the person responsible.

“I'll have peace of mind somehow, some way, and not let this anger and sadness eat at me every day,” said Berbiglia.

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