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Amanda Leigh Gaeke
Birth: Jul. 10, 1982
El Cajon
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1991
North Park
San Diego County
California, USA


Amanda Leigh Gaeke of Landis Street, was reported missing on Oct. 3, 1991, by her mother, Marlene Przybylak. Amanda's mother called police, when she returned home and found her daughter missing. She told police that Amanda had rode her bike to school that day.

Amanda was seen earlier in the day by a classmate after an open house at Mc Kinley Elementary School where she was a fourth grader. A classmate told the police she saw Amanda siting in a pickup truck with a latino man with a ponytail who was wearing sunglasses, police Sgt. Ed Casamassima said.

About 7:30 p.m. Amanda's grandmother talked to her on the telephone, but did not get any sign that there was anything wrong, Casamassima said. About 15 minutes later, Przybylak return home to find Amanda missing.

Ron Shammas, owner of the Parkside Market, on Thorn Street, started and contributed to a $1200.00 reward fund offered, for any information of Amanda. He said Amanda would stop by every morning to buy a dollar snack before going to school.

But on Oct. 14, 1991, just eleven days after Amanda went missing. Her body was found in a clump of eucalyptus, just twenty feet below the rim of the a small canyon on 32nd street. Between Redwood and Thron street in North Park. By Pete Garrett and wife Maria, who lived in the 3100 block of 32nd street.

Her murder went unsolved for five years.

But in 1997, a tip led to the arrest and conviction of 16 year old David Allen Webb-Kim who lived only a few blocks away.

He pleaded guilty to the torture and murder of Amanda and was sentenced to life in prison.

 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 08, 2010
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