Family have taken to social media in hopes the public can help locate a missing Port Alberni woman who they say may be in danger.
RCMP have confirmed a missing person report has been made for Amber Manthorne, who has not been seen or heard from since July 6th. She was reported missing to Port Alberni RCMP on Thursday July 8th.
In addition, RCMP are asking people to keep an eye out for her or her vehicle, a white 2021 Jeep Compass with BC licence plate MA145M.
UPDATE: Victoria Buzz is being told the SUV was located Saturday, south of Nanaimo in Cassidy. The vehicle was parked off of a street, hidden in a forested area.
RCMP have confirmed Amber’s Jeep has been located south of Nanaimo after someone driving by spotted the vehicle.
“We are still looking for Amber, we are still following all the evidence, and tips that we receive from the public,” said Constable Richard Johns. He said investigators have been working around the clock to locate her.
Although unconfirmed, RCMP believe that Amber may be in the company of Justin Hall.
“We ask that the public continue to keep an eye out for Amber and Justin, and to call the Port Alberni RCMP immediately with any information about their location.”
Manthorne is described as standing 5’1″ tall with a slim build. She has blonde hair and may be with a man known to her. A specific age was not released but both are believed to be about 40 years of old.
According to friends and family, her last GPS location was in the Cameron Lake area. Family described the situation as “serious” and said they believe she is with her former boyfriend, Justin Hall.
A close friend of Manthorne said the couple had recently broken up. When she failed to show up for work, her friends became concerned.
While unconfirmed, it’s been said that Manthorne’s residence is now behind police tape and her bed was found covered in blood
Victoria Buzz has reached out to RCMP to corroborate this information.
“It is out of character for Amber to be out of touch with family and friends for this long,” Const. Richard Johns said in a statement.
If anyone has seen Manthorne or her vehicle, call the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.