Body of Missing Woman, 28, Found in Ohio River Two Months after Her Disappearance

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 25, 2019
02:01 P.M.

On January 28, a community activist went missing after having a dispute with her boyfriend. Now, two months after her disappearance, her body has been recovered from an Ohio River.


Her body was pulled out from the Scioto River in Columbus on Saturday

Police officers searched for Amber Evans, 28, for nearly two months until the recent tragic discovery. Before the police found her body, they’d found her abandoned car.

Her vehicle was found a mile upstream from where her body was pulled out. On Sunday, the Columbus Division of Police released a statement.


They said:

“While this is not the outcome we had hoped for, we understand this brings closure for the family. Our thoughts & prayers go out to them.”

When the investigation began, police were clear that there were no known domestic violence issues between Evans and her partner. However, at the time they’d also added that there was no reason to suspect foul play.


Evans' mother, Tonya Fischer, revealed that on the night her daughter disappeared, she’d texted her: “I love you and I'm sorry.” A number of people accused the Columbus police of conducting the investigation in a slow manner because of Evans' activism.

In the past, she’d criticized the department. Authorities have refuted this claim, saying there’d been delays due to the weather being too cold to drag the river.

Investigators tried to trace Evans' cellphone to find its location. They also used drones to search the area near where she disappeared.


Evans', an active member of several community justice organizations including the People's Justice Project and the Juvenile Justice Coalition, had many volunteers searching for her. She was also a key organizer of protests at the Columbus City Hall.

On Sunday, the late activist’s mother took to Facebook with a live video to ask for privacy as her family mourned.


She wrote:

"I'm coming on here as a mother... who has just found out that I lost my first-born child. I love you all, and you all know I'm more than willing to accept all that you have to give... but just give me a moment. Just a moment. Give my family a moment."

On the same day, the social justice organization "Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)" released a lengthy statement through lead its organizer Tynan Krakoff. The group urged people to remember Evans by continuing the work she’d started.


After her disappearance, a support GoFundMe page was created. It was revealed that the donations would be put into a savings account dedicated to the missing woman.

The page further explained:

“This funding will go to manage expenses that Amber or her family may have to take on and endure as more concrete information comes to light during the upcoming days and weeks. Please donate whatever you feel.”

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Two Little Sisters Go Missing after Last Seen in Pajamas in Their Home at 11 p.m.

January 26, 2024

Amber Alert: Georgia Girl, 16, Missing after Leaving Home Barefoot & Wearing Only Pajamas

January 16, 2024

Alex Batty, Missing for 6 Years, Finally Returned to Family – His Survival for Food & Shelter

December 18, 2023

Man and Woman on a Blind Date Astonished to Find Their Kids are Mirror Images of Each Other – Story of the Day

December 07, 2023

Mom Asks for Help Revealing the Note Her Daughter, 14, Left Her before Disappearing from Home

January 26, 2024

Family Confounded by Old Neighbor's Frequent Quarrels Until Husband Accidentally Enters Her House – Story of the Day

December 27, 2023

3-Year-Old Boy Found after Spending 2 Days Alone in the Wild of Montana

January 16, 2024

Runaway Twins Search Dumpster for Food, Find Old Jacket with Perfume Bottle in Its Pocket – Story of the Day

March 26, 2024

2 Kids Disappear without a Trace – Grieving Dad Sees Them on His Doorstep 3 Years Later

October 28, 2023

Woman with Disability Sees Father-In-Law Leading Her Kids into Woods and Returning without Them - Story of the Day

February 15, 2024

Сops Can’t Find Boy Who Didn’t Return from School, Week Later Dog Brings Mom His Backpack – Story of the Day

November 14, 2023

Teenage Girl Vanishes, Reappears 10 Years Later on Family's Doorstep & Points Finger at Stepfather – Story of the Day

April 10, 2024

Family Confounded by Old Neighbor's Frequent Quarrels Until Husband Accidentally Enters Her Home – Story of the Day

April 18, 2024

'Pray for the Baby': Police Raid 'Wrong House' with a 17-Month-Old Special-Needs Boy Inside

January 19, 2024