Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Amy, 1988

Here's another new picture of Amy, taken in the fall of 1988. That's her good friend Kristy Sabo standing next to her. On the other side of Kristy is the same woman from the previous picture--Ruth Diaz. "Aunt Ruth", as Amy and Jason called her, was a close friend of Margaret's, and spent a lot of time at their house, helping Amy cook supper or just playing in the back yard.

I sat down with Ruth last night for about an hour to discuss what she remembers about Amy. She said Amy's mood changed the week she was abducted. Ruth cut Amy's hair that week and remembers Amy asking her to "make me look pretty". She said Amy seemed very very sad that week, very irritable. Something was bothering her but Ruth couldn't get her to talk about it.

When Ruth first heard about Amy's abduction, she always wondered if it had something to do with the father of one of Amy's friends who also lived on Lindford.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fascinating DNA stuff.

Lt. Mark Spaetzel, the lead investigator of Amy's case, has always said that one day new technology might solve her murder. Maybe this is what he was talking about.

Seems scientists are getting close to using DNA to re-create the face of the person who left it behind. Meaning, if they, in fact, have DNA taken from the crime scene, or under Amy's fingernails, one day soon (5 years, 10 years?) we'll be able to see that person's face.

A heads up to the killer: if you don't confess before they have you cold, you're gonna get the death penalty.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

News Archive for Amy Mihaljevic Case

Turns out there's an archive of most of the news articles written about Amy's case from 1989 to 2008, on the website,

I haven't had a chance to re-read all the articles yet, myself. Let me know if you find any new clues.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Amy Picture

An old friend of the Mihaljevics sent me this picture today. It's from Amy's 7th birthday party. If you look closely, you'll see she's wearing those signature turquoise earrings, three years before her abduction.

If anyone else has pictures they would like to share, I would be more than happy to post them here.