Cold Case Quest: Janet Amar

 On January 23, 1992, 35 year- old Janet Amar was found in a vacant building by the owner of the building. An aunt had filed a missing person report on January 6. The last time that her family saw her was January 1. The coroner determined that Amar had been strangled. It has not been reported whether she actually died during the first week of January or on January 23.

She left her mother’s house at 2:30 a.m on January 1. Where did she go? She could have been going to an after-hours party or to meet someone specific.

Honestly, Amar could have been walking to the drive-thru to get cigarettes. It doesn’t seem like she meant to be gone for longer than an hour or two. I think that whoever she met that night took her to the vacant building. It’s about a ten-minute walk from her home to the place where she was found.

The house was empty for about 3 weeks. Amar was missing for the same amount of time. It’s just a theory, could the suspect be the previous tenant or the homeowner? Someone knew that the house was empty and possibly had access. The suspect could have also been squatting in the house until just before the owner came to the house on January 23. What do the police know about the tenant or owner?

It’s possible that someone saw Amar at the beginning of January. She might have been walking or getting into a car.

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The route between her house and the house on Berkeley Road. Some businesses might not have been there in 1992.


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  1. I hope this case has a resolution. I have been involved in the case of Lauren Spierer, who has been missing since 2011. I feel for all of their families.

  2. It’s so sad that a woman so young would have their lives cut short by some animal. I hope the family finds her so they can get some peace.

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