SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The family of a missing woman are preparing a vigil in her honor this weekend.
July is the three-year mark of Amanda Ward Romine’s disappearance from Springfield. It’s a name police say they haven’t forgotten.
“This is still an active case. We won’t stop until it’s resolved,” said Detective Shelly Pergram, Springfield Police Department.
Pergram posted a missing person’s poster of Romine right outside the police department, hoping someone will come forward.
“I hope today is the day that somebody comes up to the window and says that they have information or they want to take us up to where this happened,” said Pergram.
Pergram has been working the case since 2014 and ruled it a homicide last year, but leads have run dry.
“Nobody wants to be involved. They want to give information, but they don’t want their name attached to whatever information they have,” said Pergram.
Pergram refuses to let Romine’s case turn cold. She’s gotten close to her family.
“They need closure. Every day they are wondering what happened to their loved one. Where did she go? It’s very important the family has their closure,” said Pergram.
2 NEWS reporter Maytal Levi asked, “Do you think your department has done everything you can to work this case?”
Pergram replied, “Yes, I do. I absolutely think we have. I know, personally, every tip that comes in we follow up on it. If e’ve heard it before, we still look into it to make sure we haven’t left any stone unturned.”
Romine’s family is planning to hold a vigil on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Springfield by the fountain.