The key to solving Amy’s case may be in finding out her relationship to the several other girls who received stalker called in 1989. Girls from North Olmsted also got a call from the man police believe to be Amy’s killer in the fall of 89. Since then they have been trying to identify anyone who knew the girls from North Olmsted, and Amy from Bay Village. We may have to widen our search.
I was recently contacted by a woman from Akron, who was called by a man when she was a girl in 1989. “He told me that my mom had been doing really well at work and that he wanted me to help get her a nice gift. Maybe Neil Diamond tickets.” The timing and the similarities to what the man said to Amy make me think this really could be the same guy.
At the time, the girl’s mother worked as a realtor — mostly in the Akron area, but sometimes parts of Cuyahoga County. The man on the phone also said he once watched this girl swimming at a pool in Tallmadge. They had recently visited the Cleveland Zoo.
Another interesting bit, which may be a weird coincidence or something more: this girl’s mother worked with serial killer Robert Buell before his arrest in 1983. Buell visited her home at least once. I’ve always believed Buell did not act alone when he abducted and murdered Krista Harrison. The man I believed helped him is still free.
It’s also worth noting that this woman contacted Bay Village police and FBI a few years ago to share her story but nobody called her back. Seems like a very good tip to me. I would go over this woman’s life with a fine-toothed comb to see how she might have crossed paths with the girls from North Olmsted or Amy Mihaljevic.