Despite having an argument with her boyfriend the same afternoon of her disappearance, police have said from the beginning that there were no known issues of domestic violence in Evans’ relationship, and so there as no reason to suspect foul play. Authorities have been searching the river since the night of her disappearance, the Dispatch notes. The night Evans went missing, patrol officers, canine units and a sheriff’s office drone searched along the river. The next day, a dive team went out and searched the river. More searches of the river by the dive team followed, however the weather, water levels and current throughout the river made the search difficult. An active member in community justice organizations, Evans was one of the key organizers of protests at Columbus City Hall, and was also involved in the People’s Justice Project. Evans was also tapped to be the executive director of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, the Dispatch reports. Now her family is left to plan a funeral, asking for privacy as they grieve their loss and asking reporters, as well as those on social media, to give them time.
*UPDATE 3/24/19: The body recovered yesterday, Saturday, 3/23/19 has been positively identified as 28yo Amber Evans. The family has been notified.— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) March 24, 2019
While this is not the outcome we hoped for, we understand this brings closure for the family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to them. https://t.co/YF2iAS4LSN
Posted by Tonya Fischer on Sunday, March 24, 2019