Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Amber was last seen at 9:45 a.m. on December 26, 1983 in her mother's boyfriend's pickup truck in front of McDonald's Grocery.
The boyfriend, James Britton Monroe, left Amber in the car while he went to do an errand and when he returned, Amber was gone. A search of the area, which included police dogs and helicopters, found nothing.
The mother said that James Monroe put Amber to bed on the 25th December. She said she went to kiss her daughter goodnight an hour later and noticed that the girl's eyes were open but did not blink, and the Amber felt "chilled". She said in a sworn statement that she went to bed thinking Amber was dead. But then during a two-day hearing she contradicted this and said that Amber was chilled, but nonetheless she went to bed thinking Amber was still alive.
James Britton Monroe was arrested and charged with Amber's murder in 1983, but the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
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Dallas Police Department