Corley said cold cases are "very emotional'' for family members and friends, who don't have any closure.
Nonetheless, "We're still working on it, and we haven't stopped,'' he emphasized.
Wyatt says she appreciates the courage of local people who have stepped up to the plate in the past and also understands the reluctance of anyone who's kept quiet for fear of retaliation.
Still, now that the case is under investigation by a new set of eyes, she is asking anyone who knows anything about Judy's activities on Nov. 12, 2009 -- including people who have provided information in the past -- to tell or retell their stories. (The Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police may be reached at 304-637-0200.)
Wyatt says Corley has been "just great'' about calling her with updates on the case, even when there are no updates to give.
"He'll call and just say, `Just wanted to let you know we're working on it, but we haven't found out anything new yet,''' Wyatt said, "and I really appreciate that.''
After all, Wyatt doesn't just miss her mother, she misses her best friend. Wyatt was Judy's only child and as a divorced, single mom, Judy had raised Wyatt alone. The fact that there wasn't a large age gap between the two fostered their closeness and contributed to Wyatt's friends coming know Judy as "the young, fun mom,'' Wyatt said.
Her mom was beautiful, intelligent and hardworking, co-owning a freelance court reporting business called Cole and Judy Reporting with her business partner, Cat Cole, Wyatt said.
Judy, who was only 39 at the time of her death, also loved music.
"When she bought a new CD she was super excited about, sometimes we would hop into her vehicle and drive around listening to it,'' Wyatt said. "I looked up to her so much. I remember I would walk into her bedroom and she would be just sitting on her bed reading the Bible, and I just wish I could be like that.''
Judy shared her unwavering faith in God and strong belief in the importance of attending church with Wyatt; Wyatt believes both have helped her cope on the hardest days.
Still, the mystery surrounding her mother's death is not only unsolved -- it's unshakeable.
"It's definitely something that's on my mind all the time, every single day,'' she said. "It doesn't matter whether you're working or just hanging out, it doesn't matter what you're doing you think about it.
"But you have to make the decision, `Am I going to let this tear me down or am I going to let it make me stronger and move on?''
The saddest aspect of her mother's death, Wyatt says, is its timing. Judy missed out on a list of important events that were about to take place in her daughter's life. Judy had been very much looking forward to seeing her daughter graduate with a bachelor's degree from WVU, get married, complete a master's degree program and start working -- important rites of passage Judy would never live to witness.
"She was very excited,'' Wyatt said. "She couldn't wait for my graduation. She couldn't wait for all that stuff.''