Amy Mihaljevic ////// 22 

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Amy Mihaljevic ////// 22 

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Amy Mihaljevic went missing October 27, 1989 in Bay Village, Ohio. Her body was found early the next year. The story of her unsolved kidnapping and murder was one of the first cases presented on America's Most Wanted. To this date her killer has not been found. True Crime Garage found someone who believes he knows exactly who killed Amy. This episode the garage guys sit down with the King of Cleveland Crime reporting, True Crime author James Renner. They sip beer while James presents his case of the at large killer and how even at a young age he was determined to track down the truth and seek justice for Amy. For more information go to AmyMihaljevic.blogspot.com and for all things James Renner go to JamesRenner.com 

Beer of the week - Jackie O's Mystic Mama 
Garage Grade - 4 bottle caps 

Recommended Reading - Amy: My search for her killer: secrets and suspects in the unsolved murder of Amy Mihaljevic 
By James Renner 
Available at www.truecrimegarage.com on our recommended page

Much Love 
Nic & Captain 

14 comments

  • Liz & Rachel

    Liz & Rachel Salt Lake City

    We missed the Captain on this last episode, get better soon Fantastico, but Nic and James Renner had us glued to our earbuds!! Great Podcast!!! Please don't ever stop!

    We missed the Captain on this last episode, get better soon Fantastico, but Nic and James Renner had us glued to our earbuds!! Great Podcast!!! Please don't ever stop!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Thank you I'm feeling better now Captain

    Thank you I'm feeling better now
    Captain

  • Mark

    Mark Toronto, Canada

    Wow! Great episode. Rivetting. And some of The Captain's best work yet! Keep it up fellas. Beer: Spitfire Ale

    Wow! Great episode. Rivetting.
    And some of The Captain's best work yet!
    Keep it up fellas.
    Beer: Spitfire Ale

  • Carol Lara

    Carol Lara Chicago, IL

    You guys are awesome! Your podcast is my favorite! I love the way you interact with each other! Thank you for being you!

    You guys are awesome! Your podcast is my favorite! I love the way you interact with each other! Thank you for being you!

  • Mike K

    Mike K

    I love this whole podcast and Nic, you and Cap. are doing an amazing job and thank you for your work. I definitely missed the Captain. Glad you're getting better brah! This episode had me locked, but I couldn't tell if I was 100% confident with James Renner. Second, upfront, I've never read Renner's work, so take my critique lightly, I'm not trying to get banished. I don't think he's a quack first of all. I liked what he added to the podcast a lot and I hope you have him back on the show. He sounds like a talented guy and is obviously ambitious. I couldn't probably do half of the balls out stuff he does ever, and I'm glad there are people like him out there searching for the truth. I did pause a couple of times, however, about the way Renner told his story. More concretely, his insertion of himself in the stories, confused me at times. While he tells good stories, I was getting his life somewhat mixed up with what he was talking about with the abduction of the girl and her story. Second, I felt a little odd when Renner expressed himself about having a personal faith of some sort. I'm not knocking someone for being a believer or having a faith, but when they're an authority about a true crime and dishing about an already bizarre true crime case, inserting an opinion about a personal belief in a higher power I found distracting. Because now, I'm thinking why did he tell me this in the middle of everything, and what was his intent of telling this piece, it's muddied the water a little. If at the end of the story, he's asked about his personal life than maybe add a bit about being a person of faith, but not directly in the telling of the story. But it wasn't like the faith thing was his only questionable comment, I don't remember exactly what they all were, all I know was I sometimes scratched my head at why he added a detail or two of his personal life. With that said, the story about what his father told him when he was a kid about eating stuff around him if he was ever abducted and chained to a f-cking pole was somewhat interesting. I guess that's the challenge when having authors of true crime who also lived through the true crime growing up and as featured guests. They must be allowed to express themselves as they talk about their "babies" i.e. books or projects they're promoting. Overall, though, the case was crazy and the guest idea was a great move. Thanks for listening and I understand if you don't post this babble, I should be doing something else right now anyways. Later brahs, Mike K

    I love this whole podcast and Nic, you and Cap. are doing an amazing job and thank you for your work. I definitely missed the Captain. Glad you're getting better brah! This episode had me locked, but I couldn't tell if I was 100% confident with James Renner. Second, upfront, I've never read Renner's work, so take my critique lightly, I'm not trying to get banished.

    I don't think he's a quack first of all. I liked what he added to the podcast a lot and I hope you have him back on the show. He sounds like a talented guy and is obviously ambitious. I couldn't probably do half of the balls out stuff he does ever, and I'm glad there are people like him out there searching for the truth.

    I did pause a couple of times, however, about the way Renner told his story. More concretely, his insertion of himself in the stories, confused me at times. While he tells good stories, I was getting his life somewhat mixed up with what he was talking about with the abduction of the girl and her story.

    Second, I felt a little odd when Renner expressed himself about having a personal faith of some sort. I'm not knocking someone for being a believer or having a faith, but when they're an authority about a true crime and dishing about an already bizarre true crime case, inserting an opinion about a personal belief in a higher power I found distracting. Because now, I'm thinking why did he tell me this in the middle of everything, and what was his intent of telling this piece, it's muddied the water a little. If at the end of the story, he's asked about his personal life than maybe add a bit about being a person of faith, but not directly in the telling of the story. But it wasn't like the faith thing was his only questionable comment, I don't remember exactly what they all were, all I know was I sometimes scratched my head at why he added a detail or two of his personal life. With that said, the story about what his father told him when he was a kid about eating stuff around him if he was ever abducted and chained to a f-cking pole was somewhat interesting.

    I guess that's the challenge when having authors of true crime who also lived through the true crime growing up and as featured guests. They must be allowed to express themselves as they talk about their "babies" i.e. books or projects they're promoting. Overall, though, the case was crazy and the guest idea was a great move. Thanks for listening and I understand if you don't post this babble, I should be doing something else right now anyways.

    Later brahs,

    Mike K

  • Koolmeg

    Koolmeg Canada

    Darn it! I'm all caught up! Now I have to sit and wait for new episodes!!! Love this podcast guys!! Keep on keepin on!!!

    Darn it! I'm all caught up! Now I have to sit and wait for new episodes!!! Love this podcast guys!! Keep on keepin on!!!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Mike k thanks for your thoughts and noted. Always want to hear the thoughts of our listeners......keep tuning in. Captain

    Mike k thanks for your thoughts and noted. Always want to hear the thoughts of our listeners......keep tuning in.
    Captain

  • Annette

    Annette Ohio

    I grew up in Amherst and am very familiar with this case. The one thing that bugged me about Renner in this interview is the assertion that Amherst is right next to Bay Village. It's not. There's 20 miles in between. Amherst schools did not get out until 2:40 p.m. Unless Runkle was not in school that day, it would make it a little hard to fit him into the timeline of Amy's abduction. I think that would have been something very easy for police to find out.

    I grew up in Amherst and am very familiar with this case. The one thing that bugged me about Renner in this interview is the assertion that Amherst is right next to Bay Village. It's not. There's 20 miles in between. Amherst schools did not get out until 2:40 p.m. Unless Runkle was not in school that day, it would make it a little hard to fit him into the timeline of Amy's abduction. I think that would have been something very easy for police to find out.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Annette thank you for listening and these thoughts. Captain

    Annette thank you for listening and these thoughts.

    Captain

  • Reta

    Reta Buffalo

    Hi guys: I loved this episode. I've been thinking about it all day. I had to purchase this from iTunes and it was worth it. I want to thank you for introducing us to Renner. I am getting the Murray book for Christmas but I should have asked for this one instead. I'll have to order it through the banner on the site. I know I am late to the party but I've got a question I'm hoping you might see an answer. Renner's story about the almost abduction: was the Leonard Nimoy look alike who chased him the same guy who was the metro park ranger that checked into a mental Health center when Amy disseapeared? I was confused about that.

    Hi guys:
    I loved this episode. I've been thinking about it all day. I had to purchase this from iTunes and it was worth it. I want to thank you for introducing us to Renner. I am getting the Murray book for Christmas but I should have asked for this one instead. I'll have to order it through the banner on the site.
    I know I am late to the party but I've got a question I'm hoping you might see an answer. Renner's story about the almost abduction: was the Leonard Nimoy look alike who chased him the same guy who was the metro park ranger that checked into a mental Health center when Amy disseapeared? I was confused about that.

  • CM

    CM Cincinnati

    Why can't I listen to episodes here? Podcast apps only go back to about ep.40. I figured I could come here for earlier episodes, but this page is just a description. ps. love you guys even though this page sucks.

    Why can't I listen to episodes here? Podcast apps only go back to about ep.40. I figured I could come here for earlier episodes, but this page is just a description.

    ps. love you guys even though this page sucks.

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Reta, Yes the Nimoy look alike and the metro park guy is the same. I don't think he was a ranger though, he was the director. If you check out Renner's website there is a pic of him on there. Very Spock! The Amy book is fantastic, you'll rip right through it. I read it in two sittings. Cheers, Nic

    Reta,
    Yes the Nimoy look alike and the metro park guy is the same. I don't think he was a ranger though, he was the director. If you check out Renner's website there is a pic of him on there. Very Spock!
    The Amy book is fantastic, you'll rip right through it. I read it in two sittings.
    Cheers, Nic

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    CM the older episodes are available for purchase in the iTunes Store and on our store page. Cheers, Nic

    CM the older episodes are available for purchase in the iTunes Store and on our store page.
    Cheers, Nic

  • Maria J.

    Maria J. Darien Illinois

    I am catching up on past seasons. Love you guys! Love the quirky comments and I get a good chuckle outta both of you! I work from home and you make my day go quickly! I just Googled this case as well as GoogledJames Renner. Guess what came up from 3 days ago?!?! https://www.wkyc.com/amp/article?section=news&subsection=investigations&headline=new-technology-could-aide-in-the-search-for-amy-milhal This is interesting, you may need to do follow up, if ya haven't already (since I am behind)..

    I am catching up on past seasons. Love you guys! Love the quirky comments and I get a good chuckle outta both of you! I work from home and you make my day go quickly!

    I just Googled this case as well as GoogledJames Renner. Guess what came up from 3 days ago?!?!
    https://www.wkyc.com/amp/article?section=news&subsection=investigations&headline=new-technology-could-aide-in-the-search-for-amy-milhal

    This is interesting, you may need to do follow up, if ya haven't already (since I am behind)..

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