12 Year Old Amber White Missing Since 7/18/10 in Louisiana, Two Men Arrested (Update: Found Unharmed)
12 year old Amber White has been missing since Sunday, July 18, 2010 in Shreveport, Louisiana. The 12 year old girl was last seen at a neighborhood pool party around 3 p.m. near her home in the 6900 block of Buncombe Road. When her parents returned to pick her up, she was gone. Amber White was last seen wearing a green “Soulja Boy” t-shirt, cut-off shorts, and a blue, white, and brown cropped jacket.
12 year Old Amber White Missing
Amber’s mother Karen says that after not finding Amber at the pool she went to all of Amber’s friends’ houses in the neighborhood, thinking she had gone to one of their houses to get out of a sudden rainstorm.
Amber was last seen wearing a “Soulja Boy” t-shirt and her mother said she told Amber earlier that day that she was not allowed to go to the “Soulja Boy” concert that night.
Police and family members later went to the concert looking for Amber but did not find her there.
- white 12 year old female
- height: 5-foot-9
- weight: 140 pounds
- brown eyes
- reddish-blonde hair
- last seen wearing a green “Soulja Boy” T-shirt, cut-off jean shorts and a navy blue-white-and-brown crop jacket. Police said she girl might have changed clothes and could be wearing a black tank top and gray-and-burgundy plaid pajama bottoms
According to reports, police received a tip that two witnesses reported seeing a girl matching Amber’s description getting into a dark blue 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Authorities would later locate the vehicle abandoned in a parking lot and impounded it. The owner of the vehicle, 25 year-old Henry Lee, was then tracked down and arrested. Lee has been charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping of a child. Police have also arrested a second man, 19-year-old Brandon Player. He was arrested and has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Amber’s parents are worried that she might have left home willingly but gotten in over her head. Way over her head to say the least. The fact that two individuals have been arrested and there is no sign of the 12 year old Amber White cannot be a good sign. Both men were the subject of intense police questioning, but White’s whereabouts remain unknown.
Even if her daughter left on her own, White said, she believes she would be home by now. Amber was looking forward to going back to school after being home schooled most of last year, she said.
“No matter what she’s done — if she did have a play in any of this — I can forgive her for anything,” White said. “But I need her alive to forgive her.
If anyone has any information as to Amber’s whereabouts they are asked to call the Shreveport Crime Stoppers tip line at 318-673-7373.
UPDATE I: Amber White has been Found Safe & Unharmed.
Amber White has been found safe; however, the charges against 25 year old Henry Lee have been been upped from attempted kidnapping to aggravated rape.
After days of worrying about their missing 12-year-old daughter, Amber White’s family can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The young girl who disappeared during a neighborhood pool party Sunday afternoon has been found safe, although just what happened to her isn’t entirely clear.
According to Shreveport, La. police, a Crime Stoppers tip led them to a convenience store in Shreveport Tuesday. Upon arrival, police learned the young girl was previously picked up there by her father, reports CBS affiliate KSLA.