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It’s been nearly a month since Columbus, Ohio, resident and activist, Amber Evans went missing, but little progress has been made in determining just what happened to her.

She was last seen on January 28, and her car was discovered abandoned near the Scioto River, leaving her family bewildered and worried.

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“I don’t have any updates. At this point, she just vanished from downtown,” her father, Brian Peters, told Refinery29.

Her mother, Tonya Fischer, said Evans was battling a cold and experienced a bad breakup, just moments before she vanished. Fischer disclosed to News 10 that on the day of her daughter’s disappearance, she left a work meeting at 5:30 p.m. A store receipt shows that she purchased cold medicine an hour later, according to Refinery 29. Fischer says her last message from her daughter was a text at 8:07 p.m. that read, “I love you and I’m sorry.”

According to Evans’ boyfriend, the couple had a dispute and broke up the same night she disappeared, the report says. He actually directed Fischer and law enforcement to the Scioto River where Evans’ car was found, noting it was a common place for her to escape to clear her head.

Denise Alex-Bouzounis, an official for the Columbus Police Department, stressed that the police department is using all their resources to locate Evans.

“We have eight detectives in our missing persons unit. As you can imagine they have big caseloads. We rely on family and friends as well as tips to assist us in locating the missing,” Alex-Bouzounis said in an email statement to Refinery29. The officer added that investigators are looking at “all possibilities” into Evans’ disappearance, including the possibility that she died by suicide.

Evans’ mother, a former mental healthcare worker, is adamant that her daughter did not commit suicide, and disputes claims that Evan is a “distraught high risk” case, as pegged by the Columbus Police Department.

“There was no way she would have done and made something so final. I know what final looks like and this is not final,” Fischer said, according to Refinery 29.

In the meantime, Peters, Evans’ father has created a Facebook page highlighting his daughter’s work with JJC, and urging supporters to contribute any fond memories of his daughter.  A GoFundMe page has also been set up for her family to help manage expenses during the search.

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