It took 10 years, but police have finally charged someone in the death of Roxanne Amick. Her body was found in a wooded area back in 2006.
Baltimore County Police have now charged her husband, Michael Amick, with her murder.
Amick moved to Hawaii after his wife's death and recently returned to the Baltimore area to visit. Thursday, Oct. 13 police issued an arrest warrant and thanks to DNA evidence, took him into custody.
On September 14, 2006 police were called to the Amick home in the 4200 block of Necker Avenue in Parkville for a missing person report.
"They seemed to be very nice people," said Roberta Foxwell, a neighbor who knew the couple."I seen they had it roped off and all the police cars and I thought gee I wonder what happened," she continued.
Michael Amick told investigators Roxanne took his car to go shopping, left her cell phone and never came home.
"It was scary, it was," Foxwell said.
The car she was driving was later found behind a shopping center around the 8800 block of Belair Road.
"Very sadly, the next morning that woman's body was found," Corporal John Wachter a spokesperson for the Baltimore County Police Department said.
Roxanne Amick's body was found in a wooded area near Belair and Perry Hall Roads.
"Her body was wrapped in two blankets and in an area that was surrounded by a lot of poison ivy," Wachter said.
Poison ivy, combined with DNA technology would ultimately lead police to Michael Amick.
"He had a rash going from just above his wrist area to just below where a short sleeved shirt would end up," Wachter said.
The rash was consistent with poison ivy but the connection wasn't made until last week thanks to advances in DNA technology.
"There was a pair of work gloves in the car and out of the right glove, they had gotten some DNA now unfortunately back in 2006 the DNA technology isn't what it is today," Wachter said.
"Fast forward to 2016 we were able to take another look at that with the advanced DNA technology we were able to create a profile of that DNA and that DNA matched her husband," he continued.
The autopsy showed homicide as the cause of death. Those that knew them were baffled at the time but happy that justice has finally been served.
"He was crying and he says, i don't know how that happened i don't know what could've happened or who could've done that. I'm glad he got caught i really am now she can rest in peace," Foxwell said.
Michael Amick has been charged with first degree murder. He's being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bail.