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Old 03-24-2009, 09:26 PM
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Christine - can you move cloudajo's post with the news contacts over here? I think she is the 2nd to the last post on thread 1.

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Computer lead goes nowhere. This is very frustrating!

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Dang it! Does anyone know why the FBI would be involved? I don't know what the "criteria" is, but it just seems extreme based on what WE know, so far?
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What do u mean .What seems Exstreme I hope u don't mean its exstreme to bring in the FBI I really hope thats not what your saying .If you have seen anything about this young girl its pretty clear she didn't just up and run away, that this is something way more serious. So i hope u mean this case is EXSTREME and that the FBI should be working on this case.
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More stories about the white van in Poway.

Could this be linked to Amber's disappearance?

http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10072355
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What do u mean .What seems Exstreme I hope u don't mean its exstreme to bring in the FBI I really hope thats not what your saying .If you have seen anything about this young girl its pretty clear she didn't just up and run away, that this is something way more serious. So i hope u mean this case is EXSTREME and that the FBI should be working on this case.
You should probably chill out a wee bit. I have no problem with the FBI being involved, but it's not standard procedure in missing persons cases. I'm just wondering what about this case warranted their involvement.

Jeez....
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I dont work for the FBI but iam pretty sure that there involved in the majority of missing persons cases .They simply have to be asked by the LE and in as many cases as i can recall that have made any kinda news exspecially when theres a child involved the FBI would be brought in to try and help. Having said that i do not think i need to chill asking what warrents the FBI to be brought in to this case is rediculious. If anyone goes missing and even more so when its a child every case should warrent the FBI or anyone else that is in a position to help even in the slightest should be used. You asked the question dont get upset when someone awnsers it .
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More stories about the white van in Poway.

Could this be linked to Amber's disappearance?

http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=10072355
Thank you for bringing this up. Did you click on this link that shows various child stalking and abduction incidents in the Poway area (about 30 min south of Escondido)? Six incidents from Jan 27 to Mar 18.

Click on each link to see description of incident, vehicles and suspects. This one below caught my eye. Didn't someone post here awhile back that there was a motorhome parked near Escondido H.S. with 2 males who lived in it, who have since left?

Mon, Feb. 2, 2009 - 3:15pm
11-year-old girl
Vehile: motorhome.
Suspects: 2 Hispanic males.
Girl was approached on 9th Street near Pomerado Elementary School. The girl ran away. Suspects are two Hispanic males in a motorhome.


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...,1.219482&z=10
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Computer lead goes nowhere. This is very frustrating!

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stori.../?zIndex=72624
Thanks. Maybe there was nothing there, although I was wondering - if they did find anything that they are continuing to check into, I don't think they would say that to the media.
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I dont work for the FBI but iam pretty sure that there involved in the majority of missing persons cases .They simply have to be asked by the LE and in as many cases as i can recall that have made any kinda news exspecially when theres a child involved the FBI would be brought in to try and help. Having said that i do not think i need to chill asking what warrents the FBI to be brought in to this case is rediculious. If anyone goes missing and even more so when its a child every case should warrent the FBI or anyone else that is in a position to help even in the slightest should be used. You asked the question dont get upset when someone awnsers it .
Not to speak for Fairy1, but I think Fairy was just making the point that there might be more to this tragedy than what we are aware, and hoping that maybe more leads are being received. It is my understanding that there is very specific criteria which must be met before the FBI becomes involved in a kidnapping case (for example, evidence that the victim has been taken across state lines). We have not received a lot of details on this case and perhaps people are just wondering what exactly instigated the FBI's involvement...not that anyone is questioning that they should be involved and not that we're not thrilled that they are involved. I think I can speak for everyone on this board in wishing that this case, and all other kidnapping cases, had an immediate and overwhelming response from all LE, FBI included. We all want the best outcome for Leeanne. imo

Edited to add - Sorry Fairy1 - I missed your response! Totally agree.

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Cloudajo, I did see the map link. I too, remember someone posting about two males living in a motorhome near the high school ( I think it was at L.A. Fitness).
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Thank you for bringing this up. Did you click on this link that shows various child stalking and abduction incidents in the Poway area (about 30 min south of Escondido)? Six incidents from Jan 27 to Mar 18.

Click on each link to see description of incident, vehicles and suspects. This one below caught my eye. Didn't someone post here awhile back that there was a motorhome parked near Escondido H.S. with 2 males who lived in it, who have since left?

Mon, Feb. 2, 2009 - 3:15pm
11-year-old girl
Vehile: motorhome.
Suspects: 2 Hispanic males.
Girl was approached on 9th Street near Pomerado Elementary School. The girl ran away. Suspects are two Hispanic males in a motorhome.


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...,1.219482&z=10
I think this is a very important find, Cloudajo!
Too much of a coincidence to be unrelated. I wonder why LE doesn't seem to be asking for help locating this motorhome? It could be anywhere by now!

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I haven't followed this case too closely but something that happened about a half hour ago made me want to lurk a little closer. I was driving south on 15 near the 8 interchange (about 30 miles directly south of Escondido) and a big Suburban type SUV passed me and in the windows I saw a group of very sullen, sad kids. I thought, 'why do they look so sad, it's Friday, it's sunny outside?' Then I noticed that plastered over the back were big signs about missing Amber. Behind the suv they were towing a trailer, like maybe used for hauling stuff. The trailer also had a sign on it. I suddenly got very sad, like maybe they were schoolmates or friends of hers.

The FBI could have been brought in for a number of reasons, internet usage, crossing state borders, crossing NATIONAL border (which is certainly possible here.) Whatever, it all doesn't look good at this point.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:16 PM
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Cloudajo, I did see the map link. I too, remember someone posting about two males living in a motorhome near the high school ( I think it was at L.A. Fitness).
Or ReLay Lady or Invisible. One of the posters that has had the opportunity to go out and search. If I remember correctly, they felt confident that LE knew about the motorhome. The post is probably on Thread 1 - I don't know how to quote from one thread to another. Guess maybe I should learn?

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I just heard about Amber a couple days ago and have been reading through this thread.
I think the white van being linked with various stalking attempts could be a big break.
If that is what happened how did they get Amber into the van without anyone noticing? Especially on a busy street during the morning school rush.

Amber reminds me alot of myself when I was her age. I was shy, introverted, loved animals(still do), avid reader, was not relaly part of the social networking fads of my day, etc. I had very low self-confidence and self-esteem partly because of my shyness it was very hard for me to meet people and I felt like people just didn't like me. When I was 14 I was the pool with my step-sister and we were approached by a 30 yr old man on the other side of the fence. He payed me compliments, he made me feel special, I was naive enough to believe that it was ME and it really didn't occur to me that he was interested because of my age. I talked to him on the phone, I snuck him into my house (what 30 year old man sneaks into a 14 yr olds house? A perverted one). A girl I went to school with who had kinda a reputation heard about this and apparently she knew this guy and man did she let me have it. She really set me straight about what he wanted, how he does this to all the young girls who will talk to him and sure enough a couple days later I spotted this guy hanging out at my Jr. High School talking to girls.
My point is that even 'good' kids can be easily misguided, easily caught up in something that they don't fully understand. I hope this is not the case with Amber. I was very lucky nothing happened with that guy.

Regarding the FBI. This is the official word on the FBI and Missing Persons
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia...9/crm01035.htm
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Hey guys
it was definately one of the posters that lives in that area
I think she remembered seeing that motorhome there for quite a while and then noticed that it wasn't t here anymore sometime after Amber was reported missing
I do know that she at least THOUGHT the police knew about that motorhome, but i'm not sure if she actually talked to them or not....
How scary....
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I haven't followed this case too closely but something that happened about a half hour ago made me want to lurk a little closer. I was driving south on 15 near the 8 interchange (about 30 miles directly south of Escondido) and a big Suburban type SUV passed me and in the windows I saw a group of very sullen, sad kids. I thought, 'why do they look so sad, it's Friday, it's sunny outside?' Then I noticed that plastered over the back were big signs about missing Amber. Behind the suv they were towing a trailer, like maybe used for hauling stuff. The trailer also had a sign on it. I suddenly got very sad, like maybe they were schoolmates or friends of hers.

The FBI could have been brought in for a number of reasons, internet usage, crossing state borders, crossing NATIONAL border (which is certainly possible here.) Whatever, it all doesn't look good at this point.
Oh how sad
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Regarding the FBI. This is the official word on the FBI and Missing Persons
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia...9/crm01035.htm
Great link- I believe that covers the FBI's resources (facilities). The Lindbergh Law allows federal authorities to step in any time state LE has reason to believe a kidnapper has crossed state lines. Its actually pretty expansive, and defines federal kidnapping as even using the mail in furtherance of the crime. Here's the full statute-

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/1201.html

It's pretty fluid; if a case seems really tough or a good deal of time has passed, state LE can say they think the child has left the state to call in FBI help. But just to clarify- it doesn't depend on how heinous a crime is, it depends on what the law allows.
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Invisible, I hope you don't mind, I pulled your post from the closed thread.

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One thing that I have noticed that I think probably came out of the search for Amber, is that a motorhome that was ALWAYS parked in the parking lot of LA Fitness is gone. Yay. That has bothered me for a while. The back side of the high school was in clear view of the motor home. I think that two young men (in their twenties) lived in the motor home and they had two dogs, pitbull mixes. I would see them walking their dogs in the mornings around the high school when I dropped my son off for school. I first connected them to the motorhome when I saw the dogs tied outside the motorhome as I was parking at the gym. I don't think they had anything to do with the disappearance, but I am glad that they have been forced to move on.
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Here are the Poway and Escondido area incidents from Jan thru Mar, 2009, in date order. Sorry for the length. (Poway is about 12 miles south of Escondido - 22 min drive)

Tues, Jan 27, 2009 - 3:15pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
2 hispanic boys approached
Vehicle: Red Van.
Suspects: White male driver with two Hispanic passengers
Van approached boys near Pomerado Rd. and Poway Rd. The boys ran away. Suspects are a white, male driver in his mid 20s and two Hispanic male passengers.

Thurs, Jan 29, 2009 - 5:30pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
12-year-old girl
Vehicle: White box-type utility van
Suspects: 3 Hispanic males, 20 to 30 years of age.
A 12-year-old female juvenile was walking home in the area of Scots Way and Midland Road in Poway. Three Hispanic male adults driving an older white colored box type utility van stopped. The male occupants of the van forced the juvenile into the van. The suspects were approximately 20 to 30 years of age. One suspect was described as being thin, having a military style flat top haircut, dark complexion, with a chipped front tooth and slanted teeth. The suspects drove the girl around for about 20 to 30 minutes and then dropped her off unharmed. Sheriff Department released a sketch of one of the suspects.

Mon, Feb. 2, 2009 - 3:15pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
11-year-old girl
Vehile: motorhome.
Suspects: 2 Hispanic males.
Girl was approached on 9th Street near Pomerado Elementary School. The girl ran away. Suspects are two Hispanic males in a motorhome.

Mon, Feb 2, 2009 – 3:30pm – Escondido Area
Bill Garcia says the woman looks a lot like Amber and told him that a group of men got out of the van and tried to force her inside the vehicle. “It actually occurred on February 2nd, and it was about 3:30 in the afternoon. This woman so much looks so similar to Amber that I asked if I could take photos of her, and she does. She looks like a high school girl of similar height and build.”

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:n1IBQhW7_DsJ:transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0902/24/ng.01.html+escondido+attempted+abduction&cd=17&hl= en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Tues, Feb 3, 2009 - 4:00 pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
11-year-old girl
Vehicle: Blue convertible
Suspects: Hispanic male mid 20s.
Attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl that occurred in Black Mountain Ranch. The victim was walking in front of an apartment complex in the 14000 block of Via Fiesta when the suspect pulled up to the cur next to her and told her to get in his car. The victim said there was a gun on the dashborad of the suspect's car. The girl ran to get away from the suspect. The suspect followed the girl in his car but she was able to run to a nearby apartment and call police.
Suspect is a Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5'11", 220 pounds, black hair, and a black goatee. Suspect vehicle is a small, older 2-door convertible, dark blue with rust spots, and a black convertible top. San Diego Police released a sketch of the suspect.

Fri, Feb 13, 2009 – 7:10am – Escondido
14-year-old girl
On Friday 02-13-09 a fourteen (14) year old female named Amber Dubois left her residence located at [address] in Escondido to walk to school. At approx. 0708 hours, [parent 1] dropped his children off at Escondido High School and drove northbound on Escondido Blvd. [Parent 1] saw Amber Dubois walking on the western sidewalk of Broadway quickly walking southbound. At approximately 0710 hours, [parent 2] was driving her children to Escondido High School southbound on Broadway Ave when she saw Amber Dubois walking southbound on the west curb of Broadway with a male. [Parent 2] described the male as a dark complected young male who was tall and slender. [Parent 2] did not recognize the male. Both [Parent 2] and [Parent 1] placed her approx. 200 yards north of Escondido High School, located at 1535 N Broadway Ave in Escondido.

February, 2009 – 3 Incidents – Just after 3pm – Escondido/Oak Hill Area
Vehicle: May be a Honda or Toyota. The partial license plate is "5W00'' or "5WWM”
Suspect: A white man in his early 20s, with eyeglasses and short dark hair

ESCONDIDO - Escondido police are looking for a 20-something man who has been offering rides to girls walking home from school in the Oak Hill area.

Three girls reported that a man in a small white compact offered them a ride home, said Escondido police Lt. Bob Benton. In each case, the man approached the girls just after 3 p.m., he said. One girl was in the 1400 block of Oak Hill Drive, and another was nearby at Boyle Avenue and Rose Street, he said. The other location was unavailable.

The neighborhood is about three miles from where Amber Dubois was last seen more than two weeks ago as the 14-year-old walked to Escondido High School. Police have not indicated any suspected connection between the cases.

When the girls in the Oak Hill neighborhood declined a ride, the man drove off, Benton said.

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/Stranger-Offering-Rides-to-Girls-Leaving-School/7wROt0gWX0O69LZw8BF9jA.cspx

Thurs, March 12, 2009 - 2:30pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
7-year-old girl
White Ford box utility van
Suspects: Hispanic male driver, mid-20s and two Hispanic passengers.
Mother reports seeing a white van stalking her daughter, a 1st grader who had just been dropped off by a school bus. The van followed the child as she walked. The girl ran away and got inside her mother's vehicle nearby. The driver in the white van pulled a quick U-turn and sped away, allegedly running a red light.

Wed, March 18, 2009 - 3:00 pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
12-year-old girl
White Ford box utility van
Suspects: Three Hispanic males mid 20s inside van.
Girl walking home after being dropped off by a school bus reported a white van following her. She ran to her home and reported the van to her mother. Her mother looked out the window and observed the van pull a U-turn and drive away.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107792725227373756468. 000465d184cb91081a7fd&ll=33.221457,-116.840973&spn=0.536503,1.230469&z=10
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I just heard about Amber a couple days ago and have been reading through this thread.
I think the white van being linked with various stalking attempts could be a big break.
If that is what happened how did they get Amber into the van without anyone noticing? Especially on a busy street during the morning school rush.

Amber reminds me alot of myself when I was her age. I was shy, introverted, loved animals(still do), avid reader, was not relaly part of the social networking fads of my day, etc. I had very low self-confidence and self-esteem partly because of my shyness it was very hard for me to meet people and I felt like people just didn't like me. When I was 14 I was the pool with my step-sister and we were approached by a 30 yr old man on the other side of the fence. He payed me compliments, he made me feel special, I was naive enough to believe that it was ME and it really didn't occur to me that he was interested because of my age. I talked to him on the phone, I snuck him into my house (what 30 year old man sneaks into a 14 yr olds house? A perverted one). A girl I went to school with who had kinda a reputation heard about this and apparently she knew this guy and man did she let me have it. She really set me straight about what he wanted, how he does this to all the young girls who will talk to him and sure enough a couple days later I spotted this guy hanging out at my Jr. High School talking to girls.
My point is that even 'good' kids can be easily misguided, easily caught up in something that they don't fully understand. I hope this is not the case with Amber. I was very lucky nothing happened with that guy.

Regarding the FBI. This is the official word on the FBI and Missing Persons
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia...9/crm01035.htm
Thanks for sharing your story. You're lucky; I hope Amber will be too.
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Here are the Poway and Escondido area incidents from Jan thru Mar, 2009, in date order. Sorry for the length. (Poway is about 12 miles south of Escondido - 22 min drive)

Tues, Jan 27, 2009 - 3:15pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
2 hispanic boys approached
Vehicle: Red Van.
Suspects: White male driver with two Hispanic passengers
Van approached boys near Pomerado Rd. and Poway Rd. The boys ran away. Suspects are a white, male driver in his mid 20s and two Hispanic male passengers.

Thurs, Jan 29, 2009 - 5:30pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
12-year-old girl
Vehicle: White box-type utility van
Suspects: 3 Hispanic males, 20 to 30 years of age.
A 12-year-old female juvenile was walking home in the area of Scots Way and Midland Road in Poway. Three Hispanic male adults driving an older white colored box type utility van stopped. The male occupants of the van forced the juvenile into the van. The suspects were approximately 20 to 30 years of age. One suspect was described as being thin, having a military style flat top haircut, dark complexion, with a chipped front tooth and slanted teeth. The suspects drove the girl around for about 20 to 30 minutes and then dropped her off unharmed. Sheriff Department released a sketch of one of the suspects.

Mon, Feb. 2, 2009 - 3:15pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
11-year-old girl
Vehile: motorhome.
Suspects: 2 Hispanic males.
Girl was approached on 9th Street near Pomerado Elementary School. The girl ran away. Suspects are two Hispanic males in a motorhome.

Mon, Feb 2, 2009 – 3:30pm – Escondido Area
Bill Garcia says the woman looks a lot like Amber and told him that a group of men got out of the van and tried to force her inside the vehicle. “It actually occurred on February 2nd, and it was about 3:30 in the afternoon. This woman so much looks so similar to Amber that I asked if I could take photos of her, and she does. She looks like a high school girl of similar height and build.”

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:n1IBQhW7_DsJ:transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0902/24/ng.01.html+escondido+attempted+abduction&cd=17&hl= en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Tues, Feb 3, 2009 - 4:00 pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
11-year-old girl
Vehicle: Blue convertible
Suspects: Hispanic male mid 20s.
Attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl that occurred in Black Mountain Ranch. The victim was walking in front of an apartment complex in the 14000 block of Via Fiesta when the suspect pulled up to the cur next to her and told her to get in his car. The victim said there was a gun on the dashborad of the suspect's car. The girl ran to get away from the suspect. The suspect followed the girl in his car but she was able to run to a nearby apartment and call police.
Suspect is a Hispanic male, 20-30 years old, 5'11", 220 pounds, black hair, and a black goatee. Suspect vehicle is a small, older 2-door convertible, dark blue with rust spots, and a black convertible top. San Diego Police released a sketch of the suspect.

Fri, Feb 13, 2009 – 7:10am – Escondido
14-year-old girl
On Friday 02-13-09 a fourteen (14) year old female named Amber Dubois left her residence located at [address] in Escondido to walk to school. At approx. 0708 hours, [parent 1] dropped his children off at Escondido High School and drove northbound on Escondido Blvd. [Parent 1] saw Amber Dubois walking on the western sidewalk of Broadway quickly walking southbound. At approximately 0710 hours, [parent 2] was driving her children to Escondido High School southbound on Broadway Ave when she saw Amber Dubois walking southbound on the west curb of Broadway with a male. [Parent 2] described the male as a dark complected young male who was tall and slender. [Parent 2] did not recognize the male. Both [Parent 2] and [Parent 1] placed her approx. 200 yards north of Escondido High School, located at 1535 N Broadway Ave in Escondido.

February, 2009 – 3 Incidents – Just after 3pm – Escondido/Oak Hill Area
Vehicle: May be a Honda or Toyota. The partial license plate is "5W00'' or "5WWM”
Suspect: A white man in his early 20s, with eyeglasses and short dark hair

ESCONDIDO - Escondido police are looking for a 20-something man who has been offering rides to girls walking home from school in the Oak Hill area.

Three girls reported that a man in a small white compact offered them a ride home, said Escondido police Lt. Bob Benton. In each case, the man approached the girls just after 3 p.m., he said. One girl was in the 1400 block of Oak Hill Drive, and another was nearby at Boyle Avenue and Rose Street, he said. The other location was unavailable.

The neighborhood is about three miles from where Amber Dubois was last seen more than two weeks ago as the 14-year-old walked to Escondido High School. Police have not indicated any suspected connection between the cases.

When the girls in the Oak Hill neighborhood declined a ride, the man drove off, Benton said.

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/Stranger-Offering-Rides-to-Girls-Leaving-School/7wROt0gWX0O69LZw8BF9jA.cspx

Thurs, March 12, 2009 - 2:30pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
7-year-old girl
White Ford box utility van
Suspects: Hispanic male driver, mid-20s and two Hispanic passengers.
Mother reports seeing a white van stalking her daughter, a 1st grader who had just been dropped off by a school bus. The van followed the child as she walked. The girl ran away and got inside her mother's vehicle nearby. The driver in the white van pulled a quick U-turn and sped away, allegedly running a red light.

Wed, March 18, 2009 - 3:00 pm - Poway and along the Highway 56 corridor
12-year-old girl
White Ford box utility van
Suspects: Three Hispanic males mid 20s inside van.
Girl walking home after being dropped off by a school bus reported a white van following her. She ran to her home and reported the van to her mother. Her mother looked out the window and observed the van pull a U-turn and drive away.

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The similarities between a few of those in such a short period of time and such close proximity is scary!
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ESCONDIDO: Bikers raise money to help search for missing Escondido teen

ESCONDIDO ---- Patches on their leather and denim jackets proclaimed alliances with mean-sounding motorcycle clubs like the "Gunfighters" and the "Sinners and Saints," but the hundreds of bikers who rumbled into central Escondido Saturday shared a benign purpose.

Event organizers said about 150 riders cruised from San Juan Capistrano to Escondido for the "poker run" fundraiser to help the search for missing Escondido teen Amber Dubois. About 100 more bikers showed up at the Amber Search Center, on the corner of Mission Avenue and Quince Street, to listen to live music, check out each others' motorcycles and get in on raffles supporting the search.

Maurice Dubois, father of the Escondido High School student last seen walking near the school Feb. 13, said he didn't know much about bikers or motorcycles. But he hoped the event, organized by the San Diego Confederation of Clubs, would help keep the story of his missing daughter alive. With police turning up no leads on her disappearance, he said, it has become harder as time passes to enlist volunteers and spread the word that people should call with any information about Amber's disappearance. "The more attention the better," Dubois said. "There's got to be someone out there who knows something."

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Entry fees for the event, in which riders made several stops to pick up playing cards to incorporate into a poker hand, was $30 for individuals and $35 for riders with a passenger. Maurice Dubois said he was unsure how much money was raised.

But he said that the riders with the best poker hands had declined over $1,000 of $1,200 offered in prize money, instead donating it back to the search fund. "It shows you the kind of heart these people have," he said.

Dubois said he had a meeting with Escondido police this week, in part to discuss how to best spend the money raised to search for Amber. Rebecca Smith, Maurice Dubois' longtime girlfriend, said that before Saturday's event, the Amber Leanne Dubois Trust Fund had about $12,000 in donations.

Amber's family is again asking for search volunteers to meet at 8 a.m. Sunday at the search center on Quince Street.

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/03/28/news/inland/escondido/z5aab182fb63684ec88257587007ec20e.txt
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ESCONDIDO — Family and friends of Amber Dubois will present a fundraising concert for the missing 14-year-old on April 4 in the city’s Kit Carson Park amphitheatre. Up to eight alternative rock bands will perform from approximately noon until 7 p.m.. Proceeds will go toward the search for Amber, who went missing on her way to Escondido High School Feb. 13.

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The search for the teenager will continue Sunday, Amber’s father, Maurice Dubois, said. Volunteers will meet at the search center from 8 a.m. until noon, then head out to an area within six miles of the high school. Dubois said that volunteers have almost finished searching within the six-mile radius of the school, under the leadership of a retired San Diego police officer. It’s anticipated that the search will be broadened after Sunday; however, Dubois did not comment on where the search will be.

Escondido police continue to follow up on all tips from the public regarding any possible sightings, said Lt. Craig Carter. Possible sightings have been reported in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities, as well as throughout Southern California, he said.

“There’s nothing confirmed, in terms of the sightings,” Dubois said. He said he feels that the police aren’t doing “a good enough job” of looking for his daughter.

A private detective, Bill Garcia, has been helping the family on a pro bono basis, but Dubois said Garcia may not be available to continue the type of work that they may need. The family will consider hiring a replacement private detective after a meeting with law enforcement at the end of March.

For more information, to provide tips or volunteer, call (760) 743-7343.
http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/story/Amber-Dubois-missing-teen-search-Escondido-San/v01mgwOcEUK4PgRWuYMS3g.cspx?rss=800
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