“Missing in America,” disappearance of Columbus woman makes national headlines

Amber Evans has been missing since January 28. This week, her disappearance is making national headlines.

NBC News reports the “dedicated, passionate” 28-year-old went to work on Monday, January 28 and left after a 5:30pm. meeting, telling coworkers she was not feeling well.

Then at 6:30pm, security footage shows Amber leaving a local store where she bought cold medicine and a Snickers bar. Cameras caught her leaving the store, but she has not been seen since.

Later that evening, Amber’s car was found near the Scioto River. Her purse was in the the trunk and her cell phone was found the next day in the same area.


The Columbus Police Department first discovered her car while following up on a reported domestic dispute between Amber and her boyfriend of 10 years. NBC also reports her coworkers described her as “distraught” when she left at the end of the day. Police labeled Amber as “DISTRAUGHT HIGH RISK” in a missing persons notice on Facebook.

‪*UPDATE 2/7/19 2:45pm: CPD’s Dive Team was scheduled to search the Scioto River for Amber Evans today but with the…

Posted by Columbus Division of Police on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Amber’s mother, Tonya Fischer, told Dateline that Amber’s boyfriend had always been close to the family, but since her disappearance, he’s been distant. Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Alex-Bouzounis told Dateline, “the boyfriend has cooperated with investigators and at this point no foul play is suspected there.”

Dogs, helicopters, divers, and officers have combed the Scioto Mile area for any signs of Amber, but searches have proved unfruitful so far. Interviews and investigations continue. out on foot in the area, but have been unable to locate Amber.

Amber is a light-skinned black female and was last seen wearing a white parka and black leggings. She is 5’5’’ and weighs 122 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. If you have any information on Amber’s case, please contact the Columbus Police Department’s Special Victims Bureau by calling 614-645-4624 or 614-645-4545, or by email jbrammer@columbuspolice.org.


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