Heidi Allen's sister releases book on controversial case

The book is entitled "Where's Heidi?" It was released today by it's author, Lisa Buske, the sister of Heidi Allen who disappeared on this day 19 years ago. Buske was signing advanced copies of her book at the V


lero Convenience Store on route 104 in the town of New Haven where her sister was last seen.

She told CNY Central's Jim Kenyon that the book does not deal very much with the crime but rather with her families ability to deal with loss. "It is about hope,"

The disappearance of Heidi Allen on Easter Sunday 1994 gained statewide and national attention. On that day she was working alone at the D&W convenience store in New Haven when she was allegedly abducted and murdered. Her body was never found.

Authorities charged brothers Richard and Gary Thibodeau with first degree kidnapping. In separate controversial trials, Gary was convicted and sentence to 25 years to life in prison while Richard was found not guilty. The disappearance is still considered an open case by the Oswego County Sheriff's Department.

The book will be released to the general public at a book signing beginning at 6pm tonight at the Rivers End Bookstore in Oswego.