Unknown Amy Mihaljevic Killer- Ohio- 1989 Aug 8, 2014 7:48:43 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 8, 2014 7:48:43 GMT -5
(Above photo credits: Unsolved Mysteries Wikia)
The case of the unknown Amy Mihaljevic killer has been aired on both America's Most Wanted and Unsoved Msteries. The following is the case description from the Unsolved Wiki website:
In 1989, ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic received a call from a man named Frank who claimed to be her mother's coworker and that he was getting a promotion and wanted to meet with her in order to pick out something for her mother for a surprise party for the promotion. On October 27, 1989, she went to the local mall to met him and vanished. She was last seen there by some of her schoolmates talking to the man believed to be her abductor. When her mother, Margaret, learned that she had not come home, she called the police. Authorities investigated the case and were almost certain that she had been abducted, but had no suspects in the case. The town of Bay Village was shocked by the abduction and hundreds of people began helping to find her. Then, on February 8, 1990, a jogger found the body of a young girl about 50 miles from Bay Village that was soon identified as hers. She had been stabbed to death and had been dead for a long amount of time. Her killer has never been caught.
Earlier this year in a renewed effort to solve the case, the FBI offered a $25,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the capture of Amy's killer. Perhaps the reason being that despite the case being 25 years old, the Bay Village Police Chief says they still regularly receive tips.
Above next to the picture of Amy is a composite sketch of the man witnesses saw accompanying her the day she disappeared. hey described him as caucasian, 5'8-5'10" tall, medium build, with black hair. Authorities believe that he had a sudden behavioral change after her abduction, may have had a drinking or gambling problem or a sudden interest in religion. (why I have no idea).
Several people, including Richard Holbert, have confessed to killing her, but nobody has ever been charged in her death. Another man named Dean Runkle is considered a suspect in the case as he matches the description of the one seen with her, but he maintains his innocence.
Thoughts? It should be mentioned a lot of people have compared Amy's murder to that of April Tinsley's. In my opinion with good reason. Even a 1990 local article I found from Google newspaper archives which I will post below compares the case and it's similarities. Both were young white girls, both had been sexually molested, both died from suffocation (although Amy Mihaljevic was said to be stabbed as well), and both bodies were tossed in ditches and creeks.
A blog dedicated to finding Amy's killer also mentions a few more similarities. Like Amy, police believe April was killed at a different location before being moved to the ditch. Like Amy, she had been sexually assaulted but redressed by her killer. April was missing a shoe. Amy's boots were never found.
Fort Wayne is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Bay Village.
In my opinion there are enough eerie similarities that it is worth looking into. We could potentially solve not one but two tragic cases of beautiful little girls who did absolutely nothing to deserve the cruel fate that awaited them. Related or not, both cases need to be solved.
Admin Note #1: According to the fbi.gov website & online articles, if you have information on this case you are asked to please call your local FBI field office or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. There is a $25,000 reward for the capture of Amy Mihaljevic's killer
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