Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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.