The Los Angeles Times says Amber Dubois’s skeletal remains were found in a remote area in northern San Diego County. She had been missing for a little over a year. CNN has a little more info. The cops aren’t saying whether John Gardner, who was arrested a few days ago for the murder of another San Diego area teen, Chelsea King. Even if Gardner wasn’t involved, it seems it was Chelsea King’s murder that prompted the cops to begin searching anew for Amber.
Another article I found about John Gardner has a quote from a lawyer that says just what I’ve thought for quite some time: We have to trim the list of that 60,000 [California sex offenders] down to a number of truly dangerous people and then intensively supervise them. Somebody who downloads a pornographic image from the Internet is very different from somebody who beats up and savages somebody during the course of a rape. Megan’s Law treats them the same.
As for Amber, I had figured her case would end up like this. My guess is that she was kidnapped and then killed shortly after she disappeared. She was fourteen years old.