Remains of Missing Teen Amber Dubois Found in Escondido
Using dental records to aid in identification, authorities in Escondido this weekend located the remains of missing 14-year-old Amber Dubois, according to cbs2. The teen had been missing for just over a year. Amber's father, Maurice Dubois, feared his daughter may have been abducted similarly to 17-year-old Chelsea King of San Diego, though the Escondido police "did not say if the discovery [of Amber's remains] was linked to Chelsea's accused killer, John Albert Gardner III."The skeletal remains of Amber, who disappeared on her way to school on February 13th of last year, were found "in a remote, rugged area of Pala, a small town in the Pala Indian Reservation, which stretches more than 12,000 acres in north San Diego County." There had been little evidence to work with following her disappearance, whereas authorities were able to apprehend Gardner just three days after King went missing, having linked him to her to her case.
Gardner "pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murdering Chelsea and raping or attempting to rape her and attempting to rape another woman in December, a potential death penalty case." He has not been charged in the Dubois case, and authorities say they are working on an ongoing murder investigation.