RCMP ask for help to identify person of interest in case of missing woman
Published Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:15PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:16PM MDT
More than two years after she disappeared, RCMP have released evidence in an effort to identify one of the last people to see a young mother alive.
The case dates back to August 18, 2010 – when Amber Alyssa Tuccaro, then 20-years-old, was last seen in the southeast area of Leduc.
On Tuesday, RCMP investigators released a recording of a cell phone conversation – which includes a recording of an unknown man, who reportedly gave Tuccaro a ride.
Police believe the call was made after Tuccaro left her Nisku hotel room, on the night of her disappearance.
Investigators with Project KARE have posted the recording online (WARNING: The audio contains strong language, and some listeners might find it disturbing). It’s hoped the recording could help investigators find the man who could have information relating to her disappearance.
“We know that the voice on the tape belongs to a man who was in Amber’s company after she was last seen, so identifying him is a critical piece in our investigation,” RCMP Staff Sgt. Gerared MacNeil of KARE said in a press release. “We want the public to go online and listen to his voice.
“Our hope is that someone out there will recognize him and call us.”
Investigators could not say how or when the recording was obtained – and said doing so would compromise their investigation.
Amber Tuccaro is described as:
- 167 cm (5’6”) tall
- Brown eyes
At the time of her disappearance, RCMP said she weighed 65 kg (144 lbs), had black hair with blond streaks and may have been wearing a purple “Bench” brand hoodie.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Project KARE at 1-800-412-KARE (5273) (Edmonton residents can also call Project KARE at 780-509-3356) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).