Grieving Dad Sees Dead Wife in Son


Friday, October 13th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — Jon Andrews says he sees his deceased wife when he looks at his newborn son, who was cut from his mother's womb after she was abducted and killed last month.

``He's got the beautiful blue eyes like her,'' Andrews told ABC's ``Prime Time Thursday'' in one of his first interviews since the death of his wife, Theresa.

``I feel so lucky and so blessed to have him right now. It's just been amazing. I'll always see her,'' he said.

Police say 39-year-old Michelle Bica killed Theresa Andrews, 23, on Sept. 27 and then immediately performed a crude Caesarean section to pull out the baby. The heavyset Bica, who had pretended for months that she was pregnant, then passed the baby boy off as her own.

Bica killed herself as police approached her house to question her.

Police say they believe Bica fooled everybody, including friends, neighbors and even her husband.

The Andrewses and the Bicas met in early September while both couples were shopping for baby items at Wal-Mart. The couples discussed their babies' due dates and genders, and they realized they lived near each other, Andrews said.

``I've never heard anything like this,'' Andrews said. ``If it wasn't us, it would have probably been somebody else. And there's nothing that I could have done to prevent it.''