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25 Year Anniversary of Missing Girl

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

June 1, 1983 was the last time family members saw 12-year-old Ann Gotlib.

Police found Ann's bicycle propped at one of the stores of Bashford Manor Mall. Hundreds of people then, combed the area near Bardstown Road searching for clues.

25 years later, investigators say this remains an active case.

"Its still an open investigation..everything we've gotten leads look promising, a lot of them aren't factual", said Major David Wood of Louisville Police.

Police say they have not stopped following leads since the day of her disappearance. Her case made national headlines.
John Walsh with America's Most Wanted even attended one of her vigils.

Five years ago, Ann's mother Lumilda made it clear, she still had hope when she spoke on the 20th annviersary of her daughters disappearance.

"We know miracles have happened in the past and maybe a miracle would happen for us", she said.

Investigators have released a computer enhanced photo of what Ann might look like today. They say they are not giving up hope either and hope answers will appear soon.

"We still believe there are people in Louisville who know about the case. We just feel its time for them to come forward, tell us what they know about it so we can give closure to the family", said Major Wood.

A memorial service remembering Ann and other missing children will be held Sunday at 6:30pm at the Meredith-Dunn School in Louisville. Ann's parents are expected to attend.


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