EDMONTON -- Tuesday marked a sombre anniversary for the friends and family of Amber Tuccaro. The 20-year-old woman disappeared from the Edmonton area on Aug. 18, 2010.

Ten years later, and eight years after her remains were found on a rural property near Leduc, her murder remains unsolved.

“The pain never ends, it feels like it was just yesterday, especially with her killer still being out there,” said Tootsie Tuccaro, Amber’s mother.

“We’re never going to give up, ever. We’re not going anywhere and he needs to know that. The people who are not coming forward and know who he is, they’re just as guilty.”

An "Angelversary" event was held in Edmonton Tuesday evening that included guest speakers, a prayer vigil and a justice rally.

“We never thought we would be here 10 years later. We had our first awareness walk for Amber when she was still missing and obviously her remains being found and identified was not the ending we were hoping for,” said vigil organizer April Eve Wiberg.

Dozens marched through downtown Edmonton with cries of, “No more stolen sisters.”

“It helps my family, it helps me, knowing that I’m not alone. I can always reach out and someone’s there,” said Tuccaro.

“I just want the people that are supporting my family (to know) that I thank them very much because they give my family strength.”

The family has long been critical of the investigation and filed a complaint against the RCMP with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission in March 2014.

The report, released to the family in 2018, found that the investigation "was deficient in that various members were either not properly trained or did not adhere to their training" and that a month passed before any effort was made at the detachment level to investigate Tuccaro's disappearance.

The RCMP issued a public apology to the Tuccaro family in January 2020, acknowledging the RCMP investigation into her death was "not our best work."

“They did that apology because they had to, they were told to do it...so I didn’t accept that apology,” said Tuccaro.

Amber Tuccaro's murder is still under investigation and RCMP continue to ask anyone with information to contact their nearest detachment. 

"The Alberta RCMP remain focused on solving cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and seeking closure for their families," K Division said in a written statement on Tuesday. "Someone knows what happened to Amber and we want to hear from that person."