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Tips Pour In About Gorenberg Murder

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Michael Barrera

(Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – Friday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office revealed they finally had a person they were seeking in the murder of Randi Gorenberg at the Boca Town Center. Since then, aided by a national broadcast, tips have been pouring in to the PBSO.

Randi Gorenberg was a mother of two. She was last seen at the Boca Raton Town Center in March 2007. Shortly after that, she was shot and her body thrown from her SUV.

Police are looking for Michel Barrera, who has multiple outstanding warrants in Miami-Dade County including: attempted murder on law enforcement, armed bank robbery, fleeing and eluding, and shooting at police during a high speed chase.

He’s also wanted for a series of bank robberies in Miami-Dade County in the late 1990′s.

Barrera’s name came from an informant who said that Barrera assisted in the killing, which was said to be at the hands of MS-13 gang members.

Barrera disappeared in 1998 after being sought for the Miami-Dade bank robberies. But, he’s believed to be living under an alias or traveling back and forth between South Florida and Cuba.

PBSO detective Michelle Romangoli, who is investigating the Gorenberg, is working with Miami-Dade Sgt. Wayne McCarthy and both checked out a Miami area known as the swamp, where gangs frequent.

PBSO detectives say that Barrera has family members living in Miami who at the time of the murder owned a silver Chrysler 300. That was the type of car believed to have been seen in the Home Depot following behind the Mercedes SUV just after the shooting and just before the Mercedes was abandoned.

Barrera is said to have a tattoo on his shoulder and the PBSO said Barrera is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Michel Barrera, call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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