Amy: My Search for Her Killer

Secrets and Suspects in the Unsolved Murder of Amy Mihaljevic

James Renner

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A young journalist investigates the cold case that has haunted him since childhood: the 1989 disappearance of 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic from Bay Village, OH. Filled with mysterious riddles, incredible coincidences, and a cast of odd but very real characters, his investigation quickly becomes a riveting journey in search of the truth.

Softcover / 246 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 19 photos / ISBN 9781938441400

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“Poignant and wonderfully well-written.” — Richard North Patterson, New York Times bestselling author of Silent Witness

“I fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic not long before her body was discovered lying facedown in an Ashland County wheat field. I fell for her the first time I saw that school photo TV stations flashed at the beginning of every newscast in the weeks following her kidnapping in the autumn of 1989—the photo with the side-saddle ponytail . . .”

So begins this strange and compelling memoir in which a young journalist investigates the cold case that has haunted him since childhood.

It’s one of Northeast Ohio’s most frustrating unsolved crimes. Ten-year-old Amy Mihaljevic (Muh-ha-luh-vick) disappeared from the comfortable Cleveland suburb of Bay Village. Thousands of volunteers, police officers, and FBI agents searched for the girl, who was tragically found dead a few months later. Her killer was never found.

Fifteen years later, journalist James Renner picks up the leads. Filled with mysterious riddles, incredible coincidences, and a cast of odd but very real characters, his investigation quickly becomes a riveting journey in search of the truth.

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Weight0.73 lbs

Table of Contents

Taken

The Rookie

Amy’s Brother

Pitching the Story

The Curious Case of Richard Alan Folbert

The Second-Worst Way to Die

Interlude I: West Allis Sweethearts

Best Friends

Holly Hill Farms

County Road Eleven Eighty-One

The Feds

Back to Holly Hill

Bound

Ragamuffin

The Naked Neighbor

Fearful Symmetry

Breakfast with Amy

Mark and Henrietta

The Tragic Life of Billy Strunak

Disillusionment

Interlude II: Case # BV-8900713

Down the Rabbit Hole

Game On

The Jogger

Dead Ringer

Special Agent Father Dunn

The Man in Charge

Visiting Amy

Sixteen Years

New Job, New Lead

The Cavalry

Strange Characters in the Firelands

Stephanie’s Story

Gollums

The Gift Giver

The Man Next Door

Last Round

The Witness

Interlude III: Minute by Minute

A Return to Bay Village

As Far As I Can Go

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

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