'It's a parent's worst nightmare'
Published Saturday, July 30, 2011 6:54PM MDT
It's been nearly one year since then 20-year-old Amber Tuccaro disappeared from a Nisku motel, leaving her young son behind.
In an effort to keep their daughter's case in the public eye, Vivian and Paul Tuccaro lead a walk through downtown Edmonton.
"It's like my girl just vanished off the face of the earth," Vivian Tuccaro said during the walk.
The couple was joined by dozens of supporters, many travelling in from northern Alberta where Amber Tuccaro is from.
Tuccaro grew up in Fort Chipewyan, and is a member of the Mikisew First Nation, Saturday's walk not only raising awareness of Amber Tuccaro, but the dozens of other missing aboriginal women.
"In Canada there [are] a disproportionate number of missing and murdered aboriginal women," April Eve Wiberg, an organizer of the walk said.
Project Kare is assisting Leduc RCMP in the investigation into Tuccaro's disappearance. The RCMP unit was created partly to focus on missing persons cases that involve high-risk lifestyles.
Meanwhile, the Tuccaro's will not stop searching for their daughter, and the mother of the toddler they're raising in her absence.
"She's not going to be forgotten."
With files from Jessica Earle