Although she said she would love to have closure, Rittenbury added that her faith has helped her reach acceptance of the tragedy.
"I know that God says 'Vengeance is mine, says the Lord,' and that's what holds me up," she said. "The Lord will get these people someday, so I don't even worry about it anymore. I have a peace that passes all understanding from the Lord. I don't worry about it anymore."
Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer said his department is still actively pursuing leads and, although there are few, there are still things actively going on in the case.
"I just wish we could get it solved and get justice for her," he said.
Mercer said there is now a $20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for Townsend's disappearance and death. Information can be provided anytime by calling (940) 325-0000.
Meanwhile, Rittenbury's family will cling to the Lord and each other and keep Townsend's memory alive.
"We were a real close-knit family," she said. "We still are."
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