Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Heidi Allen was abducted from a convenience store where she was worked in the town of New Haven back in 1994. She was 18 at the time. Her body was never found, but one man is in prison for kidnapping her.
Now, almost 20 years later, Allen’s sister is telling her story in a book called “Where’s Heidi? One sister’s journey.”
Lisa Buskey says that she wrote the book to help siblings cope with loss and tragedy and to let them know that they’re not alone.
"It’s not any easier any day without my sister. But I’m definitely a stronger and different person than I was the day she disappeared," Buske told NewsChannel 9. "It’s something a lot of people don’t realize when there’s tragedy, memory is greatly affected, so it was difficult to go back and remember the hard stuff and then try and fill in the gaps at the same time."
Investigators say they continue to investigate every tip about the Allen case, in hopes of bringing Heidi home. The book is set for release on April 3 of next year – the same day that Heidi vanished.