Search continues for missing Valley City State studentValley City, ND (WDAY TV) -- Friends and family say the last time anyone heard from Amber was Wednesday afternoon around 1:30...since then, nothing.
Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) -- Friends and family say the last time anyone heard from Amber was Wednesday afternoon around 1:30...since then, nothing.
Today, we spent time talking with her mom and some of her sorority sisters. Everyone described Amber in the same way...one of the most outgoing, energetic people you'll ever meet.
Kaitlen Uecker: "She can make everybody happy, she's just so crazy and fun."
Amy Rines: "She's a fun loving child, happy-go-lucky. Sociable, has to have people around, loves to talk."
Haley Baasch: "She always wears crazy clothes, crazy pajama pants, bright colored clothes that show her personality."
Amber's sorority sisters tell us she lived with her boyfriend Andrew seen here. When she didn't come home the night of the July 3rd, he went to the police.
Baasch: "She's never just up and left before without letting anybody no where she's going."
Amber's mother Amy Rines says Amber experienced a traumatic brain injury in 2010. Since then, she's suffered multiple episodes of retrograde amnesia.
Rines: "She had an accident that penetrated the skull and swelled the brain. The part of the brain that was swollen is the part of personal identity and personal recognition."
Uecker: "She is very scared"
Baasch: "She doesn't let anybody near her, she just locks herself in her room."
During these episodes Amber often forgets who she or anybody around her is.
Rines told the Forum that there was a note left, saying Amber had amnesia with her name signed at the bottom. But after seeing the note, Rines doesn't believe her daughter wrote it. Now Rines is taking her search efforts nationwide.
Rines: "I've reached out to the navy, we've reached out to the marine corps, the national guard, the army, police departments that we know, people that we know nationwide to ask to spread the word."
Still, nobody knows what happened, and while many fear the worst... everyone hopes for a safe homecoming.
Baasch: "We're just so worried about her, even if she just called and said, "Guys, I'm alright, everything's okay, don't worry about it," it would make me feel 1,000 times better."
Rines: "I just want her home."
Amber's mother says the 22-year-old was getting ready to transfer schools out to Seattle Washington to go to become a Park Ranger. Her friends say she also had plans to maybe move to Puerto Rico with her boyfriend.