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New leads in the kidnapping and killing of Amy Mihaljevic

Posted: 6:23 PM, Aug 15, 2016
Updated: 2019-02-06 11:35:17-05

Dozens of  tips have come into the Bay Village Police Department about the kidnapping and killing of Amy Mihaljevic in the past two months. 

In October 1989, Bay Village police believe a man called 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic at home. During that call, police believe he convinced her to meet him at Bay Square with the purpose of buying a gift for her mom who was recently promoted at work.

Amy's body was found a few months later in Ashland County. The case has not been solved, her killer has not been caught. 

In June, investigators released details about an avocado green curtain that appeared to be made out of a bedspread. New technology linked the curtain to Amy. "We can say pretty definitely, it was wrapped around Amy at some point in time, " said Det. Sgt. Kathy Leasure with the Bay Village Police Department.

Since June, investigators said they received about 100 tips connected to the case. "Some of it is new information that we are following," added Leasure. 

About 25% of those tips are brand new and now investigators are following up those leads. "The curtain does not belong to the Mihaljevic family, that's why we're trying to determine where it belonged," said Leasure.

Like police, Amy's dad believes that the case will be solved.

"They'll close the book on this hopefully," said Mark Mihaljevic. "I'm very much convinced that one day they will," added Mihaljevic.

Mark Mihaljevic said time has eased the pain a little but the heartbreak is still very real. " You see someone walking down the street and think that could have been Amy," added Mihaljevic.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for kidnapping and killing Amy.

Anyone with information, police said, no matter how small should contact the Bay Village Police Department at 440-871-1234 or the FBI.