Amy Mihaljevic

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: Girl, 10, Snatched from Ohio Bay Shopping Strip, Family Gets Bizarre Calls

Amy Mihaljevic was just 10 years old when she went missing. She told friends at school the day she disappeared that she was going with someone to buy her mom a surprise gift.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Amy speaking with a white male, at a local ice cream shop and then leaving with him through a parking lot.  Later police discover that Mihaljevic and other girls in the area had been contacted by telephone by the abductor. The estimated 30-something-year-old man arranged to meet Mihaljevic after school.

Just over three months later,  Amy’s body was found by a jogger in a farm field in a nearby town.  Investigators say it appears the little girl’s body was most likely dumped shortly after her abduction. Mihaljevic dies from a combination of stab wounds to the neck and a blow to her head.

Some of the things that were known to be with or on Mihaljevic that day have never been found: the boots Amy was wearing, a denim backpack, a binder with “Buick, Best in Class” written on it, and turquoise earrings in the shape of horse heads.

TIPLINEBay Village Police Department (440) 871-1234

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

Shera LaPoint – Genetic Genealogist, “The Gene Hunter;” Twitter: @LapointShera
Dale Carson – Criminal Defense Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, Former Police Officer, Author: “Arrest-Proof Yourself”
Dr. Jorey Krawczyn – Police Psychologist, Adjunct Faculty with Saint Leo University; Research Consultant with Blue Wall Institute, Author: Operation S.O.S. – Practical Recommendations to Help “Stop Officer Suicide”
Greg Smith – Special Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (Kansas), Executive Director of the Kelsey Smith Foundation; Kelsey’s Father
Dr. Michelle Dupre – Forensic Pathologist and former Medical Examiner, Author: “Homicide Investigation Field Guide” & “Investigating Child Abuse Field Guide”, Ret. Police Detective Lexington County Sheriff’s Department

Additional Guest 

  • Nichole Vrsansky – News Anchor, CBS 19 News; Facebook: “Nichole Vrsansky Cleveland 19;” Twitter: @NVrsansky; Podcast: “Dark Side of the Land, Who Killed Amy Mihaljevic?”

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Feature Photo: Family Handout