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Search for Escondido Teen Featured on 'America's Most Wanted'

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The television show "America's Most Wanted" is featuring the search for Amber Dubois, the Escondido teen who went missing more than a week ago.

Dubois, 14, was last seen walking to Escondido High School on the morning of Feb. 13.

Witnesses who reported seeing a girl believed to be Amber in downtown San Diego the first weekend she was gone, but Escondido police have not confirmed those sightings.

Her family told "America's Most Wanted" that Amber left for school carrying Valentine's Day gifts for her friends and a $200 check for a deposit on a lamb she planned to raise as part of her school's Future Farmer's Association.

The family told producers of the show that Amber sent four texts to her grandmother before leaving the house that morning for the roughly mile-long walk to school. Amber was last seen by two family friends only bout 300 yards from the school's gate.

Amber's family is adamant that she did not run away, and they fear someone may have abducted her. On Friday, they held a second candlelight vigil in front of the high school.

"One of the most frustrating things about Amber's disappearance is the helplessness that we all feel about wanting to help, so much and not knowing what to do," said family friend Joe Peters to the crowd at the candlelight vigil.

This weekend, her family is organizing another search for Amber. Volunteers also will go door-to-door, handing out fliers.

Police interviewed hundreds of students at Amber's high school, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, which reported that the girl's family members have been given polygraph tests.

The FBI is assisting police in the investigation. Amber's family also hired a private detective.

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