Ten years after he reported his wife missing, a former Baltimore County man has been charged with murder in her death.
County police on Monday said new DNA technology helped lead to the arrest of Michael Amick, 56, in connection with the 2006 death of his wife, Roxanne Amick. He was taken into custody last week.
Michael Amick — who was recently living in Hawaii — reported his wife missing on Sept. 14, 2006, police said. He told investigators that she left their Perry Hall-area home in his minivan the day before to go shopping and never came back.
Police found the vehicle behind the Perry Hall Crossing Shopping Center in the 8800 block of Belair Road. Roxanne Amick’s body was found in a wooded area a few miles away, wrapped in blankets.
Her death was ruled a homicide, and an autopsy found she died of muliple injuries, authorities said.
Police say that in 2006, investigators interviewed Michael Amick at police headquarters, where he said his wife left the house because they were arguing. Police saw a rash on his arms, starting above his wrists. He was examined at a hospital, and doctors said the rash was a reaction to a plant such as poison ivy.
There was a large amount of poison ivy in the area, police said.
Police said new advances in DNA technology have now linked work gloves found in the minivan to Michael Amick.
Michael Amick was being held Monday on $250,000 bail at the county detention center.
“This case will be defended vigorously,” said his defense attorney, Joseph Murtha.
Amick was arrested while on a visit to Baltimore, police said.
This story will be updated.