BAY VILLAGE, Ohio - The FBI and Bay Village police are investigating new leads in connection with the abduction and murder of Amy Mihaljevic.
Almost 25 years ago, Amy Mihaljevic was abducted after school from the Bay Square shopping plaza. The 10-year-old was murdered, her body was found a few months later in Ashland County, the case is still open, her killer is still on the loose.
The FBI recently launched a podcast about the Mihaljevic case and now have new leads. The FBI said they received calls after the podcast: "Calls reporting information that we have not received before, the media generated attention and now we have a few more leads to follow up on, " said Cleveland FBI Spokesperson Vicki Anderson.
Bay Village Police Chief Mark Spaetzel was just a rookie patrolman when Amy Mihaljevic disappeared. Spatzel believes even after all this time that has passed, the case can be solved. "I don't think there is just one person who knows about the crime. I think there is someone else does and we're hopeful that person will come forward," said Spaetzel.
It is a case that people in the quaint community still talk about today. "A mystery, unsolved. a lot of people want closure, " said Greg Rusnak. His dad opened Andy's Shoe Repair in Bay Square shopping center 65 years ago. The same plaza where the little girl vanished. "It becomes personal, very personal, when you think of your children, grandchildren," said Rusnak.