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Amy Billig

Real Name: Amy Billig
Nicknames: Last name sometimes misspelled "Billing"
Location: Coconut Grove, Florida
Date: March 5, 1974

BioEdit

Occupation: High School Student
Date of Birth: January 9, 1957
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Marital Status: Single
Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes, possible tattoo.

CaseEdit

Details: Amy Billig vanished in 1974 while hitchhiking to her father's office. A few days later, sixteen-year-old twins, Charles and Larry Glasser claimed to have kidnapped her and asked for a $30,000 ransom, but the police discovered this was a ruse and arrested them for extortion. Her mother, Susan Billig, recieved tips that she might have been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang and taken cross-country. Susan followed all these tips all the way to England on what was deemed a wild goose chase. Another claim was that she died from a drug overdose and her body was dumped to alligators in the Florida Everglades. Some time after Amy vanished, her camera was found at the Wildwood exit on the Florida Turnpike and surrendered to the police. Many of its photos were overexposed with the few decent ones having no further clue to her whereabouts. Susan would like to know what happened to her. Sadly, her father, Ned, died in 1992 of lung cancer. To date, no trace of Amy has ever been found.

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Age Progression of Amy Billig

Suspects: Following Amy's disappearance, a man named Henry Johnson Blair was identified as the source of harassing phone calls to the Billig family. An alcoholic, his obsessive-compulsion disorder caused him to harass Susan, but he later claimed to never know Amy. He was sentenced to a two-year prison term for harassment and lost a suit to Susan who recieved a five-million-dollar settlement. However, he is a person of interest in the case because a white van similar to his appears in one of Amy's photos and she describes a man named Hank who wanted to take her to South America at the same time Blair's job as a customs agent was sending him to Argentina. Officially, he has not been postively linked to her disappearance.
Extra Notes: This case originally ran on the January 26, 1994 episode. Susan Billig wrote a book called With A Trace: The Disappearance of Amy Billig with Greg Aunapu in 2001. She died on June 7, 2005 at the age of 80 after searching ceaselessly for her daughter for 31 years. This case was also profiled on America's Most Wanted.
Results: Unsolved. If Amy is still alive, she would been 52-58 years old.
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