On November 18, 1988, Michaela's kidnapper was described as a man in his 20's, with long, dirty-blonde hair.
His most outstanding characteristic was severe acne, like boils. He was driving an older, tannish-gold, full-size sedan, boxy in shape, with body damage. We do not know the make or model. The description is very vague, but put together with the composite drawing of the kidnapper, perhaps it will mean something. The eyewitness noted his eyes. "He had fox eyes," she said. "He looked right at me, but he didn't even see me." Remember, it is twenty years later. He would not have the same appearance today.
I know of a number of people who have been investigated as potential suspects on Michaela's kidnapping over the years. There has been a great deal of speculation about some of these in the media, in books, and on websites. The information I know has not convinced me of the likely guilt of any of these suspects.
The case is yet to be solved.
If you have any information, please call Inspector Robert Lampkinat the Hayward Police Department(510) 293-7079Robert.Lampkin@hayward-ca.gov