REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware, Sussex County
It’s been more than five years since Paula Grossi, age 45, of Rehoboth Beach, was killed on January 26. Police are still actively seeking leads in her murder and you might have the one piece of information that can link the other things they know to lead to a suspect.
Unlike many cases where there is no known suspect and police are searching in the dark, they have composites they would like to match to suspects and bring charges against them. Police hope the composites will jog someone’s memory and bring them the call that can close this case.
Paula Grossi was killed in her home on January 26, 2007, from gunshot wounds after two suspects tied other up two other people inside her home on Winner Circle near Rehoboth around 12:50 p.m. that day. The killers ransacked her house after tying up the family member and friend of Grossi in the home. After the suspects fled, the other people were able to free themselves and found that Grossi had been killed.
While there did not appear to be force used to enter the home, it does not mean that the suspects were known to the inhabitants.
Paula Grossi’s family is offering a $25,000 for the arrest of the killer. Please verify the reward if you have an interest in it as families do sometimes withdraw rewards not claimed within a reasonable time. Paula Grossi had medical problems and used a cane to get around, which made her unable to effectively fight back making her murder even more horrendous. An informant tried to collect the original $100,000 reward offered, but kept dragging his feet and it was withdrawn.
One suspect is a W/M, approximately 40 or more, 5’ 6” and about 200 pounds with a mark of some kind under his left eye, possibly a tattoo of tear drops. He was dressed in black overalls, brown construction boots, black knit cap and dark gloves. Black overalls are not a normal piece of clothing and maybe someone knows someone of that description who wears black overalls.
The other suspect is between 20-25 approximately, 5’ 7”, around 160 pounds, wearing a hooded jacket, wool skull hat and white gloves.
These suspects are not similar in appearance and their presence together might remind someone of two people they know who fit that description that hang out together. This is a case that can be solved.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at (302) 739-5939, Troop 7 at (302) 644-5020, Crime Stoppers, or 911.