Austin family hopeful daughter will be found after disappearance 10 years ago

The pain of a search, that has gone on for a decade, has taken it's toll on the family and friends of Roxanne Paltauf.

"Roxanne if you're out there baby girl just know that mama loves you very much and I miss you and I won't stop until I find the answers," Elizabeth Harris, Roxanne's mother, said.

Roxanne went missing on July 7, 2006. Just days after her 18th birthday.

"When it first happened, when we got the phone call,  we didn't really  understand the full effect of what was going on. it wasn't until a couple of weeks later when (Roxanne) wasn't home it really hit us. Now it's 10 years later and we're still trying to find answers," Rosalynn Paltauf, Roxanne's sister, said.

However that search for answers has come at a cost.

"It's a very difficult thing. It's an everyday process. I mean you can't forget it, it's there when you first wake up in the morning, it's the last thing at night that you think of is: where's Roxanne? What happened to her? Trying to solve this," Elizabeth said.

Rosalynn is part of a group of family and friends working to find the person who can answer the question that can end a family's decades-old pain.

"We walk around where she went missing off of Rundberg and I-35. We hand out fliers, pass out bumper stickers, we talk to anyone who wants to talk to us." Rosalynn said, "I want to know what happened to Roxanne. I want to know where she is at and I want closure for myself and my family. I want to be able to bring her home or to at least put her to rest. That's all we want. We want closure,"

The family is asking anyone with information about the case to call 512-974-5250 or 512-472-TIPS.