Who killed Amy Baker?
Twenty-five years ago tonight, someone murdered Amy Baker.
Police believe that the 18-year-old, who had just moved with her family from Falls Church to Stafford County, ran out of gas the night of March 29, 1989 on her way home from visiting an aunt.
Amy pulled her blue Volkswagen Beetle to the shoulder of Interstate 95 near Backlick Road in Springfield, put on the blinkers and walked up the exit toward an Exxon station. Along the way, she encountered a killer.
She was sexually assaulted, strangled and left dead in the woods.
Two days later, her mother and aunt, searching near where her car was abandoned, found Amy’s body, partially covered in leaves. A Fairfax police detective was supposed to meet them there, but hadn’t showed.
More than two decades later, even with DNA available in the case, the killer still hasn’t been found.
The anniversary is especially heart breaking for Amy’s parents, Mark and Sue Baker.
“We are living through the next hour or two, knowing where she was, with no help. Please, if you know anything...it is not too late and she deserves this,” Sue Baker said Saturday night.
There is a $27,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in Amy’s murder -- $1,000 through Crime Solvers and $26,000 in private funds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).