When Roy Neugebauer dropped off his daughter, Amber Wilson, at her downtown apartment one year ago, she said she’d call him in an hour. Wilson never called, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
One year later, Edmonton police have no leads. No one has come forward. Video surveillance where Wilson lived shows nothing. She disappeared around 9:30 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Wilson, 31, was living at Dwayne’s House, a room and board support facility at the corner of 102 Street and 100 Avenue.
“Amber would not wander off by herself,” her mother, Marty Juknevic, said Monday. “She had to go with somebody or be with somebody. This is why we really feel that somebody out there really does know where she is or where she went or saw her go with someone.”
Wilson requires daily medication for epileptic seizures. After more than a few days without medication, she would require medical attention and be having seizures. She also has Asperger’s syndrome, which made her unlikely to travel far from home alone.
Easily taken advantage of by others, according to her mother, it had been a struggle since Wilson was in high school to keep her on the right path. She was hoping to return to rehab for an addiction to crack cocaine when she vanished and was prostituting herself to pay for the addiction.
“She did get into drugs in high school, but again we found that it was because they were people who actually would talk to Amber and draw her in,” said Juknevic, who described visiting Wilson to…
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