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    Amber Jean Swartz-Garcia (7) - Pinole CA, 1988

    Amber Jean Swartz-Garcia
    Missing Since: June 3, 1988 from Pinole, California
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction
    Date Of Birth: August 19, 1980
    Age: 7 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'0, 65 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Blonde hair, blue eyes. Amber's upper right front tooth was missing at the time of her 1988 disappearance. Her teeth were also crooked. Her ears are pierced. Amber sucked her thumb when she was tired or nervous at the time of her disappearance. She is right-handed. Some agencies refer to her as Amber Swartz or Amber Garcia Swartz. Her nicknames are Am and A.J.
    Clothing Description: A short-sleeved white shirt with teal bands around the bottom of the shirt, the neck, and the bottoms of both sleeves and images of multicolored sunglasses printed on it; purple corduroy pants, pink socks, brand-new white LA Gear tennis shoes with pink or white laces, and emerald earrings with gold posts.
    Medical Conditions: Amber has a hearing impairment and uses a hearing aid and reads lips. She has a slight speech impediment due to her impaired hearing. She also suffers from migraine headaches due to a concussion she sustained in 1984. The headaches cause loss of balance and vomiting. She took the prescription medication Fiornal for them at the time she disappeared. Amber had neither her hearing aid nor her medicine with her when she vanished.

    Details of Disappearance: Amber was last seen jumping rope at approximately 4:15 p.m. in the front yard of her family's Pinole, California residence on June 3, 1988. Her mother, Kim Swartz, checked outside approximately 15 minutes after Amber left the house and noticed she had disappeared. The child has never been heard from again.

    A witness reported having seen someone matching her description at Alvarado Park between 15 and 30 minutes after her disappearance. The girl was being roughly handled by an adult white man and was thrown into a car by him at the park entrance. The witness described the girl's assailant was being about forty years old, 5'7, and 160 pounds. He was driving an older model four-door General Motors car, full-sized, and tan in color. Authorities have never been able to identify the man.


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