The remains of 14 year old Amber DuBois, a San Diego, California girl, who went missing more than a year ago have been found.
Human skeletal remains were found early Saturday in Pala, a rural rugged area in Northern San Diego, California. Her remains have been positively identified as those of DuBois.
DuBois was last seen walking to school alone on February 13, 2009. Her family lives in Escondido which is a suburb of San Diego.
Police chief, Jim Maher did not take any questions at the brief news conference that was held on Sunday. He said the investigation of DuBois is ongoing. "Any detail, no matter how slight, would be inappropriate at this time," he said.
The Escondido police, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, and the FBI. are handling the investigation.
Amber DuBois' parents, who police said were notified of their daughter's found remains Saturday, attended the press conference. "We'd like to thank everybody involved in the search for Amber... and above all, our huge volunteer corps," her father, Moe DuBois, said. "They are the most dedicated people you can ever imagine."
"Without them we cannot have done anything," he said.
Authorities last week said that they were investigating John Albert Gardner III, who pleaded not guilty Wednesday to raping and murdering Chelsea King
, another San Diego area teen to determine whether he was connected to Amber DuBois' disappearance.
"We have been working closely with San Diego Sheriff's Office, and our investigators are working with theirs in case there is a connection," Lt. Robert Benton with the Escondido Police Department said last week. "We are involved in the daily briefings on the King investigation."
Amber DuBois' father attended Gardner's arraignment on Wednesday.
Maher did not mention any suspects during the brief news conference Sunday.
Now Amber can R.I.P. and her family can finally have the closure they need.