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Ten years after disappearance of Fern Creek teen, family still seeks answers

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A picture of Amy Hauter at 14, the age she went missing in 2005. A picture of Amy Hauter at 14, the age she went missing in 2005.
This is an age progression image of how Amy Haueter may have looked at 19-years-old. This is an age progression image of how Amy Haueter may have looked at 19-years-old.

FERN CREEK, Ky. (WDRB) -- It has been 10 years since Amy Haueter's mother last saw her.

She was 14-years-old when she disappeared in 2005 from her home in southeast Louisville, but her family is not giving up hope of finding her.

Amy was last seen at Cedar Springs Apartments in Fern Creek where she lived with her mother. She told WDRB News that it was a Friday night and she had picked Amy up from movie. Early in the morning she went to check on her, the 14-year-old was gone.

"She wouldn't just not talk to anybody for 10 years," said Amy's brother Clinton, who hasn't seen her in nearly a decade. "You know she went out that night to meet some friends and never came back."

That was Jan. 15, 2005.

“We did what we could,” said Haueter. “We made fliers and put them up around town and there wasn't Facebook then and we pretty much just put up pictures and had detectives on it."

"Since that time, there was no results. No one knows where Amy is," said LMPD Detective Michael Perry who handles cases that are at least six months old.

His department gets about 2,400 missing persons reports a year and a lot are cleared up quickly. Amy's case is now 10-years-old.

"You have previous investigators notes that you're trying to decipher,” said Perry, “make heads or tails of what information is in the case load to determine what was relevant at the time to who collected the information and what may still be relevant that needs to be followed up on."

When Amy Haueter disappeared, she was 5' tall and weighed 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a pink coat, jeans and black Nikes. Her ears and right nostril were pierced.

"At this time with her being an adult we would hope that her name would pop up in the driver's license database or change of address and so far we've met with negative results," said Perry.

"It's gotten better but it's still worse," said Haueter talking about his sister's disappearance.

There may be no clues but there's still hope even 10 years later. Clinton says someone out there has to know something.

"If they know anything, if they know where she's at or can get in contact with her,” said Haueter, “tell her that we still love her and always think of her and always hoping that she'll come back.”

If you have any information on Amy's whereabouts, you can call 1-800-THE-LOST or LMPD at 574-LMPD.

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