Friday, October 27, 2017

Dear Killer

It's 28 years today.

You did a terrible thing in 1989. But you can do a purely good thing, today. You could turn yourself in and give the family and Greater Cleveland some closure. Be remembered for stepping forward and accepting responsibility.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Send Proof 100% Anonymously

I have opened a Globaleaks site that allows people to submit information about Amy's case 100% anonymously. If you use the Tor browser, your location and computer cannot be traced in any way.

This is specifically designed only for people who have clear evidence or information that can lead to the arrest of the man who killed Amy Mihaljevic.

Step One:
Download the Tor browser.

Step Two:
Open Tor and input this address in the address bar:

Step Three:
Follow the prompts to submit info.

Step Four:
Copy the 16-digit code so that you can log in later to communicate further.

That's it. Let's have closure.

Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fox 8 Profiles Amy's Mystery

Wonderful new piece from Fox 8

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reaching out

To the person who sent the obituary with the handwritten note to my editor in New York, please contact me through email so we can connect by phone.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A New Focus

I created this blog in 2006. During the last ten years, I shared info about several uncharged suspects. I only ever named the suspect if they had prior history of violence toward women or children. These posts have generated hundreds of new leads for law enforcement. I still get tips to this day.

However, after the publication of my latest book, True Crime Addict, I've stepped away from actively pursuing cold cases, choosing to focus on fiction writing and making things safer for my family.

I've gone back through the old posts with fresh eyes. A lot of what I found was cringe-worthy. I was  an immature journalist when I set out to find Amy's killer, in 2005. I would have gone about it differently, today.

Anyway, I've taken down all posts (I think) that refer to uncharged suspects. The focus of this blog going forward should be to collect facts and articles and videos about the case, to make it a stepping-off point for anyone interested in the case. I don't suspect it will be updated unless the FBI or police come out with new info.

If you would like to explore the case further, you can review a collection of my interviews and notes at the Special Collections Archive at Kent State.

I have also written about the case in the books, Amy: My Search for Her Killer, The Serial Killer's Apprentice, and True Crime Addict.

Thank you for visiting this blog and contributing to this case over the years.

Stay safe.

James Renner

Monday, October 10, 2016

Crime Watch Daily Covers the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic

Follow this link to Crime Watch Daily to see Andrea Isom's new story about the Amy Mihaljevic case.

They did a really nice job and spent lots of time interviewing people in Ohio when they came out here a couple months ago.

Nicely done!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Homemade Curtain May Be Key Evidence In Amy Mihaljevic Case

The press conference in Bay Village just wrapped up and boy was it a doozy. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty was there, along with Chief of Police Mark Spaetzel and retired FBI agent Phil Torsney (who has been working on the case for some time).

There is new evidence in the Amy Mihaljevic murder investigation - a homemade curtain and a blanket found on the road where Amy's body was discovered in 1989. These items were found a ways down the road from her body and until now they were not sure that they were linked to the crime. But they recently tested dog hairs found on the fabric and determined that they matched hairs taken from the dog Amy owned at the time.

What does this mean? Well, lots.

First, it's very important to note that they are not saying the curtain and blanket came from the Mihaljevic residence. The dog hair traveled on Amy's body and deposited onto them because the curtain and blanket were likely used to wrap her body during travel.

The curtain is homemade, and was originally Avocado green. Someone stitched this together inside their home and hung on their tall, narrow window. Someone missed this curtain when it was gone - or at least noticed it was missing.

Other fibers and hairs were discovered on the curtain and blanket as well, meaning they may be able to link these items to the killer and his home in the future.

So, take a look. Remember back to 1989. Did you see this curtain hanging in someone's house? Did it go missing? Is this the sort of curtain someone you knew would have made?