Police in Escondido, Ca. are investigating a reported missing child. Although she remains missing since last Friday, there were sightings of her over the weekend near Palomar Medical Center. She isn’t is now listed at the NCMEC (Case Type: Endangered Runaway Endangered Missing) but not California based Beyond Missing.
ESCONDIDO: Police are looking for a missing 14-year-old Escondido girl.
Amber LeeAnne Dubois was reported missing Friday evening. Relatives said they had last seen her walking to Escondido High School about 7:10 a.m. Friday, police said.
Her family said the disappearance was “completely out of character,” police said.
Amber is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Police were checking into a possible sighting of her at 6 p.m. Saturday, walking with two other teens near Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.
Anyone with information is asked to call Escondido police at (760) 839-4722
Update 02-26-09: There has been little national coverage of missing Amber. She was the topic of discussion last night on the Nancy Grace show concerning this theory about her disappearance.
PHIL FARRAR, NEWS ANCHOR, REPORTER, KOGO RADIO, COVERING STORY: Well, the latest is right now Bill Garcia is out searching, the private investigator, back out searching once again. I talked with him this morning. He has told me of a couple of new developments.
One of the developments was they found four kids who were taking some of the flyers off of poles and these parents saw that they put these flyers back up and once again, these kids took these particular flyers back down so they`ve been kind of looking at these particular kids as well.
Once again, Friday the 13th. That unlucky day, the significance of that. Did that play a role as well? Garcia also told me that he would be searching particular areas today near Lake Wolford which is due east of Escondido. There was a report of two men on Friday the 13th that late evening who had a plastic bag and they dumped something near the lake.
Update 03-14-09: Police have a search warrant for Amber’s Yahoo account. Her status as Endangered Missing hasn’t change and hopefully her account may provide them with new clues.
EXCLUSIVE: New details surface in Amber Dubois case
Missing Escondido teen’s Web activity focus of search warrants
ESCONDIDO —- Friends of missing Escondido teenager Amber Dubois told police last month that the girl had been chatting with boys online, a situation that drew concern from one of her friends, according to court records obtained Friday.
And a forensic probe of the computer used by Amber and her family revealed a bump in Internet activity in the week before the teen’s disappearance, according to an affidavit Escondido police filed last week to get a warrant to look at the computer communications of Amber, who went by the screen name “wolfintheend.”
Update 03-24-09: Continuing Hope For Amber Dubois
Eleven San Diego County Applebee’s restaurants will hold a benefit night for missing teen Amber Dubois.
The benefit night will be held on Tuesday, March 24 from 5p.m. to 9p.m.
The Escondido teen’s family said fifteen percent of your check will go the the Amber Leeanne Dubois Trust. This fund supports all efforts to find the missing teen.
Update 03-31-09: While authorities continue in their efforts to find Amber, two boys fabricated their own abduction story. Confirmed Hoax: Abduction Report by Two Escondido School Boys
Update 04-02-09: ESCONDIDO: Concert Saturday to support Amber Dubois search
ESCONDIDO —- A concert benefitting the search effort for missing Escondido teen Amber Dubois is planned for Saturday at Kit Carson Park, according to a news release issued by Amber’s family Wednesday.
Admission will be free, though donations will be accepted and concertgoers can buy tickets for a chance to win raffles held between performances, the release said. Eight bands are scheduled to perform between noon and 7 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m.
The family is also looking for volunteers to help search for the missing 14-year-old on Sunday. Volunteers are asked to meet at 755 N. Quince St. in Escondido starting at 8 a.m. and no later than noon.
There have been no significant developments in the case for weeks, causing added despair for the family and frustrating police.
“This has been a very frustrating and perplexing case for our investigators,” Escondido police Lt. Bob Benton said. “To have a 14-year-old girl missing is a huge concern for all of us involved … (Through the investigation) we all know Amber, obviously not as well as the family. She is very dear to us. We’ll do anything to find her.”
Update 04-23-09: Police Work On Possible New Lead In Missing Teen Case
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — The Escondido Police Department announced Thursday that a vehicle caught on surveillance video may possibly provide additional clues to the disappearance of a 14-year-old Amber Dubois.
Amber was last seen on Feb. 13 walking to Escondido High School, according to police.
Police told 10News that surveillance footage taken of a red pickup truck may provide new leads in the case, but stressed that the vehicle is not directly related to the girl’s disappearance
Update 05-14-09: Escondido police to invite FBI to review Dubois case
ESCONDIDO – Escondido police plan to ask the FBI to review the case of missing 14-year-old Amber Dubois over the next few weeks as the investigation enters its fourth month, a spokesman said.
After meeting with the Amber’s parents Wednesday morning, police decided to invite the FBI and the nonprofit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to review about 15 binders of documents, Lt. Craig Carter said.
“It makes sense, we have no issue with that,” Carter said. “We will reach out to both those agencies.”