The mystery into who killed Amy Mihaljveic still haunts the town of Bay Village nearly 30 years later. But, a new podcast chronicling the crime is giving new hope to her family.
"It doesn't take much to get me teary eyed trying to relive the past even after 29 years…almost 29 years,” said Mark Mihaljevic, Amy’s father.
It's been nearly three decades of heartache for Mark Mihaljevic
"It's a tough pill to swallow," she said.
It’s been 29 long years since his daughter Amy was kidnapped from a Bay Village shopping center. It would be the last place she was seen before her body was discovered months later along a road in Ashland County.
But now, he has new hope the case might still be solved. It’s thanks to a podcast created by independent reporter Bill Huffman.
"Never giving up hope because of the people behind the scenes making it happen,” he said.
Huffman created the new podcast "Who Killed Amy Mihaljevic." for very personal reasons.
“I was supposed to go trick or treating that year,” Huffman said. “That did not happen."
He grew up in Bay Village. Huffman was around Amy's age when she died. He remembers it like it was yesterday.
"Our teachers feared every kid being the next Amy," he said.
The podcast will chronicle the story from the very beginning. He talks to key players in the case on what's new and how close police are in solving it.
"I just wanted to do something that I knew maybe provide some closure to a story that has basically haunted our childhood's lives,” he said.
And for Amy's father, he hopes the right person is listening too.
"It just takes that one person,” he said. “No one person can keep a secret for 29 years. "
The podcast is set to debut on Friday, you'll be able to listen by clicking here.