FBI using billboards to help solve Amy Mihaljevic case

FBI says case is solvable after all this time

CLEVELAND - The FBI is hoping billboards will generate new leads in the unsolved murder of Amy Mihaljevic.

The billboards were put up in Cleveland, Akron and Columbus in hopes of reaching someone who may know something about the nearly 25-year-old case.

(Special section: What happened to Amy Mihaljevic? )

The 10-year-old was abducted from the Bay Square Shopping Center in Bay Village in 1989.

FBI agents said the abductor phoned Amy and convinced her to meet him after telling her he wanted to help her pick out a present for her mother for a recent promotion. Now the FBI is focusing on that conversation. Just recently, the FBI reached out to law enforcement around the world hoping for information.  "We don't know if there is another case out there. If someone used the same lure of calling and setting up a meeting," said Cleveland FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson.

The FBI is also focusing on items that Amy had with her but were never found. She was wearing a pair of turquois horse earrings. "One of her earrings is missing and has been the whole time. As well as black ankle boots and a black notebook," added Anderson.

The little girl’s body was found in rural Ashland County a few months later.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor recently hired a retired FBI agent to work on the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. There is a reward being offered.

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