According to ABC 6, Amber Evans,28, was reported missing on January 28 after her vehicle was found near the Scioto Mile in Columbus, Ohio. Her missing report says she was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black leggings, and had an argument with her boyfriend prior to her disappearance. Police reported Evans as a “distraught high-risk individual.” On Saturday, her body was in the river while diving teams continued their search near the area.
Her family was notified after the Franklin County Coroner’s Officer identified the body as Evans. Police said in a statement that they were hoping for a different outcome.
“While this is not the outcome we had hoped for, we understand this brings closure to the family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them,”
Her missing person’s case gained national attention after Columbus Police prolonged their search due to Evans’ activism towards law enforcement. Refinery29 spoke with public information officer Denise Alex-Bouzounis after the department met with much criticism from the public.
“While every missing persons case is important to us the news has actually aired this case more than many others. We also posted it on our social media pages and don’t commonly do that for missing persons cases,”
Columbus Police added that river conditions halted their search.
Evans was a graduate student of Ohio State University and Kent State University. She worked as an executive director of the Juvenile Justice Coalition.