Thursday, February 08, 2007

17 Years Ago, Today

17 years ago, the body of Amy Mihaljevic was discovered by a jogger named Janet Seabold in a wheat field on County Road 1181 in Ashland County, around 7:30AM. Her killer still remains at large.

What's interesting is Amy's body was most likely dumped there the night before, although she had been dead for some time. It appears she was killed a couple days after her abduction on October 27, 1989, but her body was kept somewhere relatively cool, but away from the elements. Like a fishing cabin or a hunting lodge. So, why did her killer move the body?

Is there something that happens every year at this time that would cause this person to get more attention? Or maybe this week is when the cabin starts to get used by other people again. I don't know. I'm sure there was a reason in this person's mind for moving her body today. Any thoughts?

Also, The Ashland Times-Gazette has a great article about the case--and the book--on the front page of their paper today. It's written by Irv Oslin, who is quite a character himself. You can read it here:

The Ashland County coroner and prosecutor take a couple below-the-belt shots at me. Sounds like they're scared of that mandamus writ coming down the pike.

Check back soon. I've been contacted by another girl who may have received a call from Amy's abductor a few weeks before Amy's abduction. She has some interesting things to say which I'd like to share with you.

-James Renner