Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. —
Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Tracy Ocasio, who vanished after leaving an Orlando bar.
Channel 9's Kenneth Craig talked to investigators and spoke with Ocasio's family, who said that the anniversary of her disappearance has been emotional and that they thought time would help them heal.
But five years later, it clearly hasn't gotten any easier, Craig said.
The 27-year-old went to the Taproom in the MetroWest area to watch an Orlando Magic game, but it was the last time her friends and family ever saw her
Over the years, Channel 9 has been there for the searches and news conferences as Ocasio's family has tried to keep their heads up, but it hasn't been easy.
"We still have a glimmer of hope, a little bit of hope, that's there's a miracle out there and we still find her alive," Ocasio's father, Joe Ocasio, said in 2009. "But we know reality and obviously if he did something to her, she's not with us."
James Hataway remains the only suspect in the case. Right now, he's serving a life sentence for the attempted murder of another woman.
He was also the last person to see Ocasio alive and was captured on video leaving the bar with her.
Ocasio's family was too overcome with emotion to sit down for an interview on Monday, but they told Channel 9 they always want to keep her case alive.
On Facebook, they said the fifth anniversary is surreal and not a day goes by that they don't think about their daughter and that the memories still hurt.
Ocoee police said there aren't any new breaks in the search.
There is a $20,000 reward in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.