Friends, family and members of the community gathered Wednesday night to remember a murdered Scottsdale woman. It's been one year since 31-year-old Allison Feldman was killed in her own home. Whoever did it is still on the run.
Feldman's mom is a flight attendant and was on a plane working and dealing with passengers when she learned about her daughter's grisly murder. After nearly a year off, she recently went back to work. Elaine Feldman spoke out for the first time at Wednesday's candlelight vigil.
Since her daughter's murder a year ago, Elaine has often been too distraught to speak publicly.
"Last year, this very night, the tragedy of my life happened to me," she said Wednesday night, showing great strength. "Violent murder of a child is the biggest stress and trauma that the human body can ever go through."
Feldman's family and friends had dearly hoped police would make an arrest, but it has not happened.
"I didn't really expect to be standing at this courthouse," vigil organizer Jazziette Devereaux said. "I was hoping to be standing in front of the one down at Maricopa County."
Feldman volunteered her time with young burn patients and was about to get engaged to her boyfriend.
"She was a loyal friend, a strong woman, vibrant, and full of life," said one of Feldman's close friends.
The vigil was evidence that the loss is still fresh for many.
"Throughout the last year, I found myself dwelling on the why and the how," that friend added.
Investigators have also been dwelling on Feldman's case.
"This is still a very active investigation for us and a top priority for the Scottsdale Police Department," Asst. Chief Scott Popp said.
Officers collected 433 pieces of evidence from the scene the day Feldman's body was found, including her killer's DNA.
"We fully intend that we will solve this crime," Popp said. "We have what we need to solve it."
Police continue to interview possible people of interest. There's a $10,000 reward if you have the tip that cracks this case Call Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).
A memorial website has been set up to remember Feldman -- www.allisonmemorial.com.