Moriarty's family released a statement, which reads: "The family was notified on Friday by Bradenton detectives of Kelly's passing. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our daughter/sister/aunt. As you can imagine, the full extent of our loss has yet to be realized, we are in shock, and are grieving Kelly's passing. We loved and miss her tremendously. It is our hope that the joint effort of the Bradenton police, Manatee County Sheriff, St. Petersburg police, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement can quickly find whoever did this to her and bring them to justice and bring some closure to the family. We would ask everyone to please respect the privacy of the family and allow us to mourn Kelly's loss privately."
Ms. Muralt told ABC News' affiliate WFTS-TV that she is losing hope her mother will ever return home alive.
"I don't know if my mom has been taken advantage of or if someone is exploiting her in some way," she said. "Her mental and physical faculties aren't there. Knowing that Kelly's been harmed changes everything."
The investigation is still underway and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is looking for anyone with information about the case to call 813-247-8200.