Remains of Amber Dubois found in Pala
By Kristina Davis, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
updated March 7, 2010 at 4:41 p.m
The skeletal remains of missing Escondido teenager Amber Dubois have been found more than a year after she vanished while walking to school one morning, authorities announced Sunday.
“The discovery was made in the early morning hours Saturday in a very rugged and remote area of Pala,” said Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher. “Escondido police and sheriff’s homicide detectives were following a lead in the case when they made the discovery.”
The remains, found north of the Pala reservation, were positively identified through dental records Saturday afternoon.
Maher, flanked by Sheriff Bill Gore and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Keith Slotter, declined to answer any questions at the 5-minute news conference at the Escondido Police Department, citing the ongoing murder investigation. He said the investigation would be a joint effort between the three agencies.
“Any details, no matter how slight, would be inappropriate to reveal at this time,” Maher said.
Amber’s parents, Moe Dubois and Carrie McGonigle, expressed their thanks for the immense search effort.
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