Sad but not unexpected news out of the search for missing mom Amber Chantel Elkins.
Searchers discovered a body on Sunday in a wooded area of Montgomery County that is believed to be that of missing Amber Chantel Elkins. According to Tom Miller, the founder of Texas Equusearch, the body was found found near a bridge around 3:30 PM. Although there has been no positive ID of the body, it is widely believed to be that of Amber Chantel Elkins. The body has been sent to the Montgomery County Medical Examiner’s office for identification.
Search volunteers on Sunday discovered a body believed to be that of Amber Chantel Elkins, a 20-year-old Humble mother, in a wooded area of Montgomery County, an official said.
Tim Miller, founder and director of Texas EquuSearch, said the body was found near a bridge around 3:30 p.m. Officials are awaiting positive identification of the body, but believe it’s Elkins and notified her family, he said.
“Right now it’s the worst news they could ever imagine,” said Miller. “Now it’s real. Now she’s really not coming home.”
Tim Miller stated that it appeared that the body “was dumped in an isolated area.”
Miller said his team was searching the area off Gene Campbell Road and FM 1314 after receiving some information from detectives, their focus was on the woods near some cell towers.
“So, we just had our people out there, just concentrating on areas around these cell towers that we had information on,” said Miller.
Just the other day, Elkin’s boyfriend, James Clarke Jr, was charged with murder.
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Amber Chantel Elkins … REST IN PEACE.
20 Year Old Amber Chantel Elkins Missing Since Sunday Evening, July 24, 2011 from Humble, TX (UPDATE: James David Clark Arrested for Murder)
20 year old Amber Chantel Elkins from Humble, TX has been missing since Sunday evening, July 24, 2011 in the area of Greens Road and Highway 59 in Harris County, TX. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that she may be a victim of foul play. On Tuesday, a dark green 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer registered to Elkins was found abandoned in the Greens Bayou parking lot. According to police, the front passenger window of the vehicle had been shattered and there was a substantial amount of blood was visible. The owner of Tommy’s Car Care discovered the SUV with his brother and called 911.
“We walked over together and looked in, that’s when we saw the blood and it looked like, you know, commotion had taken place in there,” said Tommy Johnson. “Her purse and stuff like that was thrown all over the place, blood was on the seat, on the console, the shifter, on the sides of the driver seat.”
Missing: Amber Chantel Elkins
Elkins is described as standing at a height of between 5-feet 8-inches and 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She has two stars tattooed on her wrist and the word “ACE” tattooed on her ankle.
Deputies arrived around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to find a dark green 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer abandoned in a parking lot on Homestead Road near Old Humble Road. The sport utility vehicle with Georgia license plates was left in the lot north of Greens Bayou.
Upon further investigation, deputies found the front passenger window of the Trailblazer had been shattered and that a substantial amount of blood was visible in the vehicle.