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I-Team: Seeking Justice for Gail and Tamara; A Family's Search for Answers

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A cold case mystery nearly 24 years in the making. The unsolved murders of a young mother and her daughter in Williamsport. The family of 23-year-old Gail Matthews and her five-year-old daughter Tamara Berkheiser say they will never give up seeking justice for their loved one. And they are calling out investigators who they claim are not doing enough to find the killer.  The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick covered the story from the beginning.  He sat down with he family and they are  still looking for answers and justice,

 

   "I will continue to fight until the day I die for justice." Said Julie Stroble. She was 11 years old when her sister and niece were brutally murdered inside I their center street home in Williamsport in 1994... Someone stabbed, strangled and beat them to death

"It will haunt me the rest of my life." Said Stroble.

Stroble, her mother, and stepfather insist that the case has gone cold--for no good reason.

   “Feel like they are not doing enough. I mean they have done a lot but I don't want to say that but I feel they won't do anything because it's a hard case." Said Stoble

The family has even staged informational protests over the years in front of the Lycoming County courthouse urging investigators to do more to solve this case.

  "With all the new technology out there we see on TV a lot that these 30-year-old cases are being solved. Why can't they do it with ours?"  Question Lois Beckley, Matthew’s Mother.

The family believes that someone out there has the piece of information that could lead to an arrest that will stick.   "If anybody out there knows anything come forward and helps us solve the case." Pleaded Lois Beckley, Gail’s mom.

The I-Team reached out to the Lycoming County District Attorney's office- they have not yet returned our call,  If you have any information on this case call Williamsport Police or 9-1-1.


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