Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR


Silent Witness

Updated Jun 5, 2012 - 4:22 am

March 5, 2012

“We didn’t know what evil was until that day,” Jessica Martinez spoke of the loss of innocence — that day more than 30 years ago when her friend, Amy Yachimec, disappeared.

The childhood friends rode the bus together, played hopscotch and tether ball and were Girl Scouts together.

“Amy was 13 years old when she disappeared on November 6th, 1981,” said Phoenix Police Sergeant Darren Burch. “She was last seen in her family’s apartment at about 10:00 at night getting ready for bed.”

The family lived in an apartment near 35th Avenue and Van Buren. Burch said investigators believe Amy met with foul play.

“Someone killed Amy, buried her body in the desert and, unfortunately, the body has never been discovered,” he said.

Investigators need to find her body so they can look for evidence and pursue charges.

Martinez said Yachimec was a timid little girl.

“She was very shy,” said Martinez. “She was friendly. She had these really big, blue eyes that would look up at you. Some people may have forgotten about her, but I haven’t.”

To read more about this case, click here.

We want you to tell us everything you know... except your name.



How we spread the word

Police officers answer the Silent Witness telephone line 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They take your information and direct it to the proper department for action.

How we keep going

The community. We're supported by donations from businesses, civic groups, and several individuals. Our civilian board actively oversees the operation of the Silent Witness program.

If you have time, talent, money or information to share, contact Silent Witness today.


comments powered by Disqus