Friends, Family Honor Kensington Strangler Victim

Elaine Goldberg Benefit
NBCPhiladelphia.com

Friends and family celebrated the life of Elaine Goldberg during a benefit on Saturday.

The event took place at the Saint Martin of Tours Parish on Roosevelt Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Goldberg, 21, of Holme Circle, was found strangled to death on Nov. 3 in a lot near the Ruth and Somerset streets in Kensington.

DNA evidence revealed that her killer, the so-called “Kensington Strangler,” was also responsible for the strangulation deaths of Nicole Piacentini and Casey Mahoney.

Goldberg graduated from Little Flower High School and was a nursing student at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Montgomery County.

The event attendees enjoyed food, drinks and music while sharing their favorite memories of Elaine.

“In my own mind, I think Elaine’s probably here loving every minute of this,” said Elaine’s father Joe Goldberg.

"It's just hundreds of her friends here. This is really impressive, more than I could've hoped for."

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