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Christian writer Lisa M. Buske unveils the cover of her book “Where’s Heidi, One Sister’s Journey” at a ceremony held Friday at the Heidi Allen Memorial Garden, located on the property of the convenience store where Heidi was working when she disappeared. Friday marked Heidi Allen’s 37th birthday.

‘Where’s Heidi’ book cover unveiled

Christian writer Lisa M. Buske unveils the cover of her book “Where’s Heidi, One Sister’s Journey” at a ceremony held Friday at the Heidi Allen Memorial Garden, located on the property of the convenience store where Heidi was working when she disappeared. Friday marked Heidi Allen’s 37th birthday.

by Carol Thompson

New Haven author Lisa M. Buske revealed the cover to her book, “Where’s Heidi” at an emotional ceremony held Friday at the location where her sister, Heidi Allen, disappeared.

“Losing Heidi over 19 years ago was difficult. We also worried about Lisa,” Sue Allen, the mother of Heidi and Lisa, said.

Through tears, Allen said that you can turn your life around from tragedy.

“We hope it will help others,” she said of her daughter’s book.

Allen was introduced by Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd, who said the goal is to bring Heidi home.

“That’s what we’re here for,” he said.

Todd noted that every lead is followed as the investigation continues.

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 book cover unveiling was held at the Heidi Allen Memorial Garden, located at the store property, on the late afternoon of the missing sibling’s birthday.

Buske, a Christian author, thanked Todd for being at the event and also thanked her parents for giving her permission to write the book.

The first draft was written in 2006. She said, “It was emotional vomit.”

She rewrote her manuscript and in 2010, she attended her first writers conference and proceeded through the process of finding a publisher. She ultimately chose to self-publish her book because, she said, publishers take too much control of what you can do and when you can speak.

“I want to keep it community and I want to keep it home,” Buske said.

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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.

News of cold case stirs up emotions for one local family

by Carol Thompson

Thursday’s notice of a press conference to be held in Amherst to announce the end of a decades-old mystery connected to Oswego County left one family in wonder and suspense as they waited to hear if the news was about their own missing loved one.

The press conference was called Thursday and scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday. For Lisa Buske and her family, it was a long 24 hours.

“We called the sheriff’s but they couldn’t reveal what it (press conference) was about,” said Buske, who is the sister of Heidi Allen. Allen has been missing since April 3, 1994.

Heidi Marie Allen, 18, was working alone as a cashier at the D&W Convenience Store, located at the intersection of State Routes 104 and 104B in the Oswego County Town of New Haven when she vanished. Continue reading