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UPDATE: Escondido, California Teen's Remains Located After One Year (VIDEO)

Her remains were reportedly located over the weekend.
15-year old Amber Dubois of Escondido, California has been missing for five months.

(ESCONDIDO,Calif.) - UPDATE: Police report that the skeletal remains of Amber Dubois have been positively identified. San Diego's Channel 10 News reports that the discovery of this girl's remains came shortly after police located the body of 17-year-old Chelsea King who disappeared Feb. 25 from a park about 10 miles south of where Amber was last seen walking with a man.

Searchers found Amber's skeletal remains early Saturday on the Pala Indian Reservation. This is described as a sparsely populated area that occupies more than 12,000 acres in the northeast corner of San Diego County.

==================== ORIGINAL REPORT =================== Monday, July 13th 2009 marks five long months that 14-year old Amber Dubois of Escondido, California has been missing.

Light a Candle for Amber Dubois

She was last seen on North Broadway, in the area of Escondido High School, on Friday, February 13th 2009. This was in the morning, at approximately 7:10 a.m.

The last time anyone saw Amber, she was wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, and black sneakers.

It is hard to imagine what this must be like for her family. Sadly, Amber is one of thousands of missing people in the United States, but her story is striking because of the senseless tragedy and the relatively recent time frame.

Her family explains that she wrote a short story at the age of twelve, titled "Ookume". It was about a young girl who was in peril and ultimately rescued by wolf pups.

Her grandmother says that as a teen, Amber took up the wolf as her "cause" and learned about their habits, behavior, packs, dens, marking territory, reactions to other animals and their place in the ecosystem.

"She was impressed by the dedication of the wolf to its family life. As Amber's family, we are proud that she has the tenacity and courage to stand up for an animal species that, clearly, has not been favored by our country as a whole."

"Amber still must wait until she is 16 to attend the intensive wolf seminars at, but, we were scheduled to visit Yellowstone to at least see the wolves this past August."

"The next program is in June. The wolves are waiting for us Amber."

Amber's 'Grandmom' is an environmental attorney.

If anybody knows what happened to Amber Dubois, they need to come forward and tell police what they know. Her family remains hopeful and determined that Amber may be alive and unable to make contact.

* There is a sizable reward of $60,000 for anyone whose information can bring Amber home safe and also bring the person or people responsible for her disappearance to justice.

You can just leave a tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or you could always call 911.

Her family says you can learn details and ask questions about the rewards by calling 1-562-360-5162.

* $50,000 for information leading to the safe return of Amber

* $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for her disappearance


This video was produced by Amber's family:


Amber Dubois from Carrie MCGonigle on Vimeo.


Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor.
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Jeff Kaye~ March 8, 2010 6:48 am (Pacific time)

While this sad end to a tragic tale of beautiful youth stolen away may bring closure, it surely cannot ease the pain suffered by her family and friends. My heart goes out to them. Amber was obviously well-loved by all who knew her... very moving slideshow. May she run with her beloved wolves forever, free of the pain of this wicked world.

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