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Heidi Allen’s sister to unveil book cover today

by Carol Thompson

Christian author Lisa Buske, a resident of New Haven, will unveil the cover of her book “Where’s Heidi? One sister’s Journey” this Friday.

The book, scheduled to be released in the spring, seeks to give hope to the siblings of missing and kidnapped persons.

“I am blessed beyond words to celebrate what will have been my sister’s birthday by inviting our friends, family, the community and members of the local media to join the unveiling of the cover,” said Buske. “The book seeks to give hope to siblings of missing and kidnapped individuals — a hope that I didn’t have for many years after Heidi’s disappearance.”

Heidi Allen disappeared from the convenience store where she was working on Easter morning 1994.  The 18 year old was working alone as a cashier at the D&W Convenience Store, located at the intersection of State Routes 104 and 104B in the Town of New Haven and had opened the store at approximately 5:45 a.m.

About 7:50 a.m., a marked Oswego County Sheriff’s Department patrol unit was flagged down in the area by a citizen who reported that the convenience store was open with lights and gas pumps on, but no one tending the business.

Allen had apparently vanished from the store. Additional sheriff’s units were called to the scene and an investigation commenced. Intense scrutiny revealed that the cause of her disappearance was foul play.

The unveiling of the book cover will be revealed at the same spot Heidi disappeared and where the Heidi Allen Memorial Garden now sits.

The event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Heidi Allen’s parents, Kim and Sue Allen, along with Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd and other individuals directly involved with the 1994 case, will comment on the book prior to the unveiling. Light refreshments will be served and the event will be held rain or shine.

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