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    Sorry for posting this here, but a Californian friend from another message board would like this to reach as many people as possible:

    Dear Friends,


    My wonderful wife's niece, Amber, has been missing since Friday. She is only 14. I know many of you do not reside in California or some not even in the USA but if you could pass this along to your contacts maybe someone somewhere might know something.

    Here are two web sites with more information about Amber.

    www.amberleeannedubois.com (Web site for Amber)

    Newspaper article:

    http://tinyurl.com/ab53tz

    Thank you in advance. Any prayers you might have would be gratefully accepted as well.
    If any of you have received this in a form of an email we apologize for the duplication. Just trying to reach as many people as possible.

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    For what it's worth: this is legitimate, and in my hometown. We got one of those "reverse 911" telephone alerts about Amber yesterday. No more info available at the moment.
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    Let's hope she comes home safe and sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KukriKhan View Post
    For what it's worth: this is legitimate, and in my hometown. We got one of those "reverse 911" telephone alerts about Amber yesterday. No more info available at the moment.
    Is anyone here good at scouring the social networking sites (mySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc)?

    At 14, and in High School, I assume she has or had an online presence.

    Her rl name: AMBER LEEANNE DUBOIS
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    Quote Originally Posted by KukriKhan View Post
    Is anyone here good at scouring the social networking sites (mySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc)?

    At 14, and in High School, I assume she has or had an online presence.

    Her rl name: AMBER LEEANNE DUBOIS
    searching ATM.

    EDIT: terribly sorry. no matches came up in the search on the myspace article. If she had a myspace adress, she did not use her real name upon it. (not unlike me in other words).

    I made 32 pages of martches on just Amber dubois, but even then, none were 14, and from California, and none look like her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrahim View Post
    searching ATM.

    EDIT: terribly sorry. no matches came up in the search on the myspace article. If she had a myspace adress, she did not use her real name upon it. (not unlike me in other words).
    Thanks for looking. Other search details might be: age 14, school: Escondido High School, Escondido California. Hobbies: horses, music.

    news item with photo.

    I get no love on Facebook or Twitter with her rl name, also.
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    She looks like a nice woman. I hope everything turns out for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KukriKhan View Post
    Is anyone here good at scouring the social networking sites (mySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc)?

    At 14, and in High School, I assume she has or had an online presence.

    Her rl name: AMBER LEEANNE DUBOIS
    Couldn't find anything on facebook in a quick search, that is, anyone that looked like it would be her.

    The closest I found was the second result while searching for Amber+Dubois - girl named Amber Dubois from San Diego. But all her friends were from Florida colleges and cities.

    Searched for Amber+Leanne+Dubois, Amber+Dubois, Amber+Leanne, Amber+Escondido.

    Best of luck to those searching for her. I'll add my prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit View Post
    Couldn't find anything on facebook in a quick search, that is, anyone that looked like it would be her.

    The closest I found was the second result while searching for Amber+Dubois - girl named Amber Dubois from San Diego. But all her friends were from Florida colleges and cities.

    Searched for Amber+Leanne+Dubois, Amber+Dubois, Amber+Leanne, Amber+Escondido.

    Best of luck to those searching for her. I'll add my prays.

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    is she 14 though?
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    Her brief profile didn't say.

    EDIT: She had a tiara, which seems unlikely for a 14 year old.

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    I hope she is returned safe and in good health.


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    Thanks for trying, and caring fellas. I'm looking through more obscure social networking places, and gets "hits" but no gold yet.

    Her photos on that OP website show her dressed mostly in black, and the news report says she was dressed in black when last seen, so I'm looking at emo, goth, punk, etc places. Maybe she has a secret online life her folks don't know about. In searching, I'm amazed at the amount of 13-18 year old girls who list their orientation as: "Bi". Huh?

    Anyhow, thanks again.
    Last edited by KukriKhan; 02-16-2009 at 20:26.
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    Yes, thank you all for your help and good wishes.
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    In my thoughts.
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    What we could do is make a Facebook group to gather information about her. I joined one of those group few weeks ago and we managed to find the boy we were looking for.. Not that I contributed..

    If you have photo and some brief information, and contact of her parents/relatives thats what we could do.


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    We hope that this person can go home with the people who are worried about her.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit View Post
    Couldn't find anything on facebook in a quick search, that is, anyone that looked like it would be her.

    The closest I found was the second result while searching for Amber+Dubois - girl named Amber Dubois from San Diego. But all her friends were from Florida colleges and cities.

    Searched for Amber+Leanne+Dubois, Amber+Dubois, Amber+Leanne, Amber+Escondido.

    Best of luck to those searching for her. I'll add my prays.

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    I've started a facebook group, since no one else seems to have yet.

    Url: http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit....id=51889763666
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipvs Vallindervs Calicvla View Post
    I've started a facebook group, since no one else seems to have yet.

    Url: http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit....id=51889763666
    I just joined



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    Quote Originally Posted by KukriKhan View Post

    Her photos on that OP website show her dressed mostly in black, and the news report says she was dressed in black when last seen, so I'm looking at emo, goth, punk, etc places.
    She's 5'3/140 pounds (she is quite heavy) and was wearing lots of black. I'd venture to guess it's goth.

    Maybe she has a secret online life her folks don't know about.

    Shes only 14, but in this day and age, maybe.

    In searching, I'm amazed at the amount of 13-18 year old girls who list their orientation as: "Bi". Huh?
    Yes, I've seen a lot of this too. It seems to be the new trend.



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    let's pray she's soon be found alive and healthy...

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    Joined.

    May she be safe.


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    Fine job, Philipvs Vallindervs Calicvla. I'm in, and passing it around.

    This morning's news reports still have her missing, but have a few more details:

    She grew 2 inches; she's now reported as 5'5. She was carrying a check for $200 for an agri-club she belonged to. Her bio Mom and Dad are divorced; she lives with Mom, Step-Dad and Step-brothers a short walking distance from school; Bio-Dad still in town.

    Meanwhile, monitoring the local PD scanner, our cops are scouring the urban area south of the school, knocking on doors with flyers in English & Spanish. I'm gonna check out the online presense of Esco Hi School's clubs, their msg boards, etc.
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    Not going to tell the american police how to do their job, but it's a breeze to pinpoint cell-phone conversations, if she has run away she must have made at least a few calls.

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    @kukri: is there any possible reason that she might have run away from hjer house? perhaps that might give a clue as to whereabouts. also, the 200$ check has me worried there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrahim View Post
    is there any possible reason that she might have run away from her house?
    I would rate that to be very very likely and that she will be back in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrahim View Post
    @kukri: is there any possible reason that she might have run away from hjer house? perhaps that might give a clue as to whereabouts. also, the 200$ check has me worried there.
    That's why I've been peeking into social networking sites she may have visited or joined. Her parents say her 'running away' would be "out of character" for her. We all know 14 year olds sometimes lead, or role-play, entirely different lives online - or talk to online friends about topics they wouldn't dream of sharing with their parents. To them, she's a little girl; happy, well-adjusted.

    To herself, (maybe) she's the product of a broken home, forced to join corney farmer's clubs, with finally enough "escape money" to get out of her angst-ridden house. Maybe she talked to someone about that. BTW, the "check" is vague. One report said she had a check, another just said she'd saved up $200 on her own, and took it to school that day.
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    I'm glad people approve of my actions, obviously I can't do anything from here, but something like that on facebook should be self perpetuating.

    Which is good, because facebook keeps crashing on me.
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    Once again, thank you all for your kindness.

    I have been told by a member of her family that she doesn't have a Myspace or Facebook account, and hardly any online presence. Who knows, though. She is more into books and drawing, she also loves animals.

    Apart from this, the black clothes are probably just a coincidence, she simply likes to dress in black on occasion.
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    As of 1930 last night (according to this news item) the local cops have shifted their search area, based on a tip from a fellow student.

    :keeping fingers crossed:
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    good luck. heart goes out to your family.
    I was once alive, but then a girl came and took out my ticker.

    my 4 year old modding project--nearing completion: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=219506 (if you wanna help, join me).

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