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'Walk for Amy': Bay Village holds event honoring Amy Mihaljevic, 33 years after her kidnapping and murder

While the investigation remains ongoing, so does Amy's memory.

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Amy Mihaljevic was 11-years-old when she disappeared on the afternoon of October 27, 1989 at the Bay Village Square Shopping Center in Bay Village.

Her abduction became a national story.  

Amy, a fifth grader, reportedly had been lured there after getting a phone call from a man who claimed to work with her mom. The man told Amy he wanted her help in buying a gift for her mother, who had recently been promoted at work. 

Amy vanished on that day, 33 years ago. Her body was found several months later about 50 miles away in rural Ashland County. 

While the investigation remains ongoing, so does Amy's memory. 

Bay Village will never forget the "pint-sized, bright-eyed little girl with a big smile." And while Amy will never come home, her forever home - Bay Village - will never forget her. 

Every year, on the day she was taken too soon, the community holds a one-mile walk in her honor. A walk for Amy.

'Walk for Amy' symbolizes the support and encouragement for law enforcement to continue to work to solve the case. It also seeks to raise money for the Amy Fund, which is set up to help with the costs of the investigation. 

Contributions to the Amy Fund can be sent to:

Bay Village City Hall, Att: Renee Mahoney

350 Dover Center Rd. Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Make checks payable to: City of Bay Village, Memo Line: Amy Fund

This year, 3News' Carmen Blackwell was there to take part in the walk. You can watch in the player above or below.

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