The press conference in Bay Village just wrapped up and boy was it a doozy. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty was there, along with Chief of Police Mark Spaetzel and retired FBI agent Phil Torsney (who has been working on the case for some time).
There is new evidence in the Amy Mihaljevic murder investigation – a homemade curtain and a blanket found on the road where Amy’s body was discovered in 1989. These items were found a ways down the road from her body and until now they were not sure that they were linked to the crime. But they recently tested dog hairs found on the fabric and determined that they matched hairs taken from the dog Amy owned at the time.
What does this mean? Well, lots.
First, it’s very important to note that they are not saying the curtain and blanket came from the Mihaljevic residence. The dog hair traveled on Amy’s body and deposited onto them because the curtain and blanket were likely used to wrap her body during travel.
The curtain is homemade, and was originally Avocado green. Someone stitched this together inside their home and hung on their tall, narrow window. Someone missed this curtain when it was gone – or at least noticed it was missing.
Other fibers and hairs were discovered on the curtain and blanket as well, meaning they may be able to link these items to the killer and his home in the future.
So, take a look. Remember back to 1989. Did you see this curtain hanging in someone’s house? Did it go missing? Is this the sort of curtain someone you knew would have made?