Family of Elaine Goldberg offers $3,000 reward

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - November 20, 2010

"I can't comprehend why this animal had to killer," said Joe Goldberg, the victim's father.

21 year old Elaine Goldberg's family says the vibrant woman had everything to live for.

"She was a very loveable kid. You know, when she walks into a room, the whole room lights up," said Goldberg.

After helping with the care of her ailing grandmother, she knew she wanted to be a nurse someday. She was getting her nursing degree at Gwynedd Mercy College.

"The very first time she saw a nurse come in, she would tell me every night, 'I want to be a nurse when I grow up, Daddy. I want to be a nurse.' And that's what she was working towards," said Goldberg.

Elaine's body was discovered November 3rd, in an abandoned lot in the 28-hundred block of Ruth Street in Kensington. She had been strangled.

Police suspect her killer may have strangled another woman. A third woman survived a similar attack. All happened within a 4 block area.

This is a composite sketch of the serial strangler. He's believed to be, in his late 20s or 30s, medium complexion, low cut hair and sporting a goatee.

There's a $3,000 reward to bring Elaine's killer to justice.

If you know something, call the Tip Line at 215-546-TIPS.

Elaine's cousin, Jennifer says no one is safe with this killer on the loose.

"He strangled her with his hands. This guy is dangerous. And it's going to be dangerous for anyone living on the same block that he does, who lives on the same block that he does," said Jennifer Cooney.

"Turn yourself in, you know. Get off the street, let people live. What right do you have to take people's lives?" said Goldberg.

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