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8 years later, Roxanne Paltauf's family is still searching for answers

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 July 7th, 2006 was the last time anyone saw Roxanne Paltauf. Roxanne was 18 years old, staying at the Budget Inn near I-35 and Rundberg Lane with her boyfriend the night she went missing.
"Roxanne was a very beautiful person and so everybody loved her," Roxanne's sister Rubi Paltauf said.  
It's been 8 years since Roxanne went missing, but Roxanne's family said it still feels like it was yesterday.
"Each and every day there's not a moment that somehow she's incorporated in our daily lives one way or another," Roxanne's mother, Elizabeth Harris said.  
Roxanne's family and friends struggle through the anniversary of the day she went missing every year.
"July 7. We call it Roxanne's day," Harris said.
Each year the family travels to Rundberg Lane, close to where Roxanne went missing, to post fliers and tell anyone they meet to keep looking for Roxanne.
"We have to do it. We have to come forward and continue looking for her cause if we don't do it nobody else will," said Harris.  
The family said it's not any easier after all this time.
"Just put yourself in our shoes for one second and imagine the heart ache it is," said Rubi.  
"Wishing that we could resolve this already and just put things to peace," Harris said.
The family said they will never stop searching for Roxanne and the truth of what happened that night at the Budget Inn.
"I truly believe that somebody knows something and that they should find it in their heart to come forward and give this family the help that we need to find our Roxanne," said Harris.
Roxanne's boyfriend, Lewis Walls, told police the night she went missing they had an argument. He said Roxanne left the room without her cellphone and never came back.
Her family said they are hoping that closure is on the horizon.
"She's somewhere one way or another, but she's out there and we need to bring her home," said Harris.  
Over the years police have received almost 1,000 leads on the Roxanne Paltauf case. In November, they had a very specific tip that led them to a field on East Rundberg Lane. After searching 10 acres for Roxanne's remains, police came up empty handed.
If you have any information about the disappearance of Roxanne Paltauf you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.

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