I received the following e-mail from a man named Rob who is asking not only my assistance but also the public’s assistance in trying to help find missing 14-year-old Amber Dubois. Here is Rob’s e-mail…
I am a letter carrier in Escondido CA. I am helping with the search for Amber Dubois who went missing in Escondido on 2/13/09. There are several organizations looking for her in San Diego County.
I am reaching out to your organization because I want to get the word out about some new information regarding Amber’s disappearance. I’m sure you are sick and tired of this trend of missing teens. We need people to report underage prostitution in San Diego and San Bernardino County so we can flush Amber Dubois out if indeed this is the case. I’ve asked the Diocese of San Diego for help and asked them to report any underage prostitution in the parishes, etc. and they sent me an email stating they don’t get involved in that because it is a law enforcement issue.
It sounds like you have great experience in these situations regarding exploited youth on Craigslist and probably have several contacts and law enforcement friends that you can send this email to.
There have been several arrests made in this area regarding Craigslist prostitution and there is a chance that is what happened to Amber.
There are plenty of missing girls in CA. and some of the cases could be related.
I’ve went as far to email the Attorney General outlining my concerns and asking why brothels and other places of prostitution are not being raided especially when it is clear the girls and boys are underage. Needless to say I did not hear back.
I also asked why they don’t shut down the Craigslist Erotic Services site in California. Even went as far as to ask him to bring suit against them in the names of the little girls who were returned home..no answer.
What I wanted to ask is if you could visit Amber’s website at www.bringamberhome.com and go to the flyer page. There you will find the flyer with her information and info regarding a $60,000 reward. I want to know if it is possible to print off a few flyers and hang them up and brief your members of the situation and also send an email to all your loyal contacts in a least CA and AZ and ask them for help as well. If you can’t print out the flyers, email me back with the amount of flyers that your organization would need and I will forward the email to the command center and have them mailed out to you asap. Also there are new clues just released
regarding a suspicious vehicle. You can find the information here: http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/search?p=amber+dubois
This seems like a rather easy way to have several professional people looking for her. Letter carriers are the eyes and ears on the street but it is not enough. Your contacts are probably enormous and cover many industries and have wide ranging impact. Can you just imagine how many eyes would be looking for this little girl?? We could also use some help in searches for Amber and also people to post her story in magazines and organizational bulletins and websites. Please help us. If you wish I can put you directly
in touch with her Father Maurice Dubois and the command center.
Unfortunately Rob is correct, there has been some child prostitution activity in the San Diego area recently as it relates to craigslist. I can’t say for certain that’s what happened to Amber but I wouldn’t be surprised. The other unfortunate thing is that I don’t really have any contacts in law enforcement especially in the California and Arizona areas.
What I do have are loyal readers and other bloggers who would be more than happy to help get the word out.
To my readers if you’re in the Southern California or Arizona areas please go to the website and print out some fliers to post around town or hand out. To my blogging friends please feel free to copy this post. You don’t have to link back to me but please link to Amber’s website.
It doesn’t seem like much but hopefully through even this little action Amber can be brought home safe and sound to her family.