Paula Grossi returned to her Rehoboth Beach, DE home around midday on Jan. 26, 2007, to find two men in the process of robbing the house. The men shot Grossi, 45, in the head, killing her. They then tied up her son, Rocco, and an unidentified female before ransacking the home. The men took several items before fleeing. Rocco and the woman escaped their bindings and called the police for help.
Grossi’s son gave police a description of the two men, both of whom were white and between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches tall. One man was about 40 years old and the other was between 20-25 years old. The older man had three teardrop tattoos under his left eye. Composite drawings of the killers were made and a $25,000 reward offered, but they have not led police to the perpetrators of the crime, and Grossi’s murder remains unsolved.