*Amber DuBois*
*10/25/94–2/13/09*
  • *Amber DuBois* *10/25/94–2/13/09*
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February 13, 2012, marked the three-year anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of young teen Amber DuBois.

Family, friends, Team Amber search-and-rescue volunteers, neighbors, and other supporters gathered together at the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos for a memorial dinner that was punctuated by the laughter of children. Their parents shared stories about Amber, who loved reading and animals and had a wonderful sense of humor.

At 8:30 p.m., a candlelight vigil was held on Stanley Avenue and Broadway, near where Amber was walking to school on the day she was kidnapped. Dozens of hands held flickering candles. A poem was read clear and strong by a young man, and a woman sang a song about love and loss. The scent of flowers mingled with the clean breeze that followed recently fallen rain.

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Gail Powell Feb. 14, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m.

Thank you for remembering Amber. I attended her memorial in Escondido after she was found and I will never forget the overwhelming sadness I felt that day. RIP.

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SurfPuppy619 Feb. 14, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m.

I look at my life and all the problems in it and they don't add up to 1/1,000th of the pain this family has suffered.

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Susan Luzzaro Feb. 15, 2012 @ 7:23 p.m.

It would be the best remembrance...if we could make a world in which this would be unthinkable...not just because of the punishment but because no mind would contemplate the act...

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