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We admire you. Our agent, Claire Gerus—you have a knack for finding just the right publisher for each book. We appreciate you. Editor in Chief Steven Mitchell, Prometheus Books—this book was originally your brainchild. We hope it meets your expectations. Print Resources. com (Los Angeles, California); the Gaston Gazette (Gastonia, North Carolina); the Washington Post; Fox Radio online news (Redding, California); and the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News. If you'd like to read an in-depth study of the Timothy Spencer rape/murder trial, we recommend Paul Mones's Stalking Justice (Pocket Books, 1995).
With new cases piling up, an investigator has to consider which cases are most likely to be solved, which ones are receiving the most media attention (which translates to pressure from supervisors), and where the most pressure is being applied. A parent's anguish is often the pressure that forces an already overworked investigator to pull out a file for a second or third look. On March 5, 1974, seventeen-year-old Amy Billig left her Coconut Grove, Florida, home with plans to stop by her father's art gallery to get money for a night out with her friends.
Fred retaliated by filing a suit to regain his property. Two days after filing the suit, Fred went missing. Police interviewed Quedens but found no solid evidence to connect her to Fred's disappearance. With no strong probable cause, they couldn't search her property. Investigators found Fred's car at the Atlanta airport a month after he disappeared, wiped clean of fingerprints and DNA, with two of Fred's uncashed paychecks in the glove compartment. Quedens suggested that Fred might have left Georgia to start a new life, and despite the suspicious findings in Fred's car, investigators focused on that theory, to the exclusion of other leads.