Just got off the phone with Lt. Mark Spaetzel and have received an email from Catherine Timko, at the Nature Center. Here’s the gist:
Within the last year, “voluminous” records from the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center archives have been turned over to the Bay Village Police, including a large scrapbook. Additionally, Spaetzel confirms he has been back to the Nature Center for follow-up searches and claims every part of their archives has now been searched. (If anyone knows this to not be true, please let Spaetzel know). He is still reviewing the documents for any connection to Amy’s case.
No logbook has been found.
The logbook and copies have either been destroyed (most likely, after all these years), moved, or long-ago misplaced by LENSC.
My journalistic spidey sense still tingles at their vehement denial of an independent search. However, Spaetzel was very earnest in his belief that everything of value has been searched. And we have to give them the benefit of doubt, I think.
So, there’s no reason I see to move forward with this demonstration.
Thanks for the interest and support, but let’s bottle that energy for something in the future.
In the meantime, please ask Catherine Timko to move Amy’s plaque to the main lobby or museum, where it belongs: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. The reward still stands, of course.