Memorial for Amber Dubois planned for March 27

A March 27 public memorial is planned for Amber Dubois in Escondido High School’s stadium.

The body of the 14-year-old girl, who was last seen walking to school on Feb. 13, 2009, was found March 6 about three miles north of state Route 76 near the Pala Casino.

A cause of death has not been established, but 30-year-old John Albert Gardner III, who has been charged in the slaying of 17-year-old Chelsea King, is being investigated in connection with her disappearance and death.

Amber is expected to be buried during a private ceremony in Escondido on March 26.

More than 5,000 people filled Poway High School’s stadium for a memorial tribute to Chelsea yesterday. Among the crowd were Amber’s parents, Moe Dubois and Carrie McGonigle.

Chelsea, a straight-A student and cross-country runner, disappeared Feb. 25 during an after-school run in Rancho Bernardo Community Park, and her body was found March 2 in a shallow grave on the banks of Lake Hodges.

Gardner, a convicted sex offender, has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping and killing her. Investigators said they recovered Gardner’s DNA from Chelsea’s underwear.

Related posts:

  1. Amber Dubois’ father reacts at Gardner’s arraignment
  2. Remains of Amber Dubois found in Pala
  3. Mourners remember Amber Dubois during vigil
  4. Effort to rename park where Chelsea King died under way
  5. State halts shredding of parole records

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