Local missing teen on the cover of People magazine
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - She has been missing since right before Valentine's Day. Now Amber Dubois' family is hoping that a new feature in People magazine will help bring the missing teenager home.
Every month, candles are lit at Escondido High School to show support in the ongoing pursuit to find 15-year-old Amber Dubois. While the vigils are good, they do little to reach out to millions of households outside of the News 8 viewing area who don't see our stories of the ongoing hope held by this community to find Amber.
The family hopes Amber's inclusion in a People magazine article changes all of that.
Amber's father Maurice Dubois says People magazine and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children worked together to showcase six young people who disappeared this year without a trace, including Amber.
"They really didn't actually say [why]. I'm assuming it's because of the circumstances of the case, how there really are no leads to go on," Maurice said.
Though leads have popped up, they never really seem to go that far. Now with front page exposure, Amber's father is cautiously optimistic about finding his little girl.
"All the leads tend to fizzle out. We're hoping this People magazine article will bring in some more significant leads that they can follow up on," Maurice said.
With nearly four million subscribers, it could just be the best resource yet to bring Amber home and finally blow out the candles at the monthly vigils.