Amy Renee Mihaljevic was 10 years old when she was abducted from the Bay Village Square shopping center in Bay Village, Ohio, on Friday, October 27, 1989. Mihaljevic left her school on foot and headed to the shopping center, where she was last seen outside a business. She appeared to be waiting for someone. It is reported that a man approached Mihaljevic and put his hand on her shoulder as he walked her through the parking lot.
Further investigation revealed that Mihaljevic had received a phone call prior to her abduction from an unknown person. That person arranged a meeting with Mihaljevic to assist the caller in selecting a gift to give to Mihaljevic's mother because of her promotion at "Trading Times Magazine."
On February 8, 1990, Mihaljevic's body was discovered by a jogger in a field adjacent to Township Road 1181 in rural Ashland County near New London, Ohio. The body was dressed in clothing that Mihaljevic was last seen wearing. Three items - a turquoise horse earring, black ankle boots, and a black leather binder, were believed to have been with Mihaljevic at the time of her abduction and have never been recovered.