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3566DFTN - Amber Elizabeth Cates

The third image is age-progressed to 22 yrs. and the fourth one to 28 yrs.

Name: Amber Elizabeth Cates
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 11, 2004
Location Last Seen: Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee

Physical Description

Date of Birth: February 3, 1988
Age: 16 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 100-125 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Her two top canine teeth sort of stick outwards.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: License and cell phone.

Circumstances of Disappearance

She left her mother's home in the 2300 block of Tracy Lane with a friend named James Gordon in a gold Mazda with the license plate number PFB-200. She was supposed to return in 2 days but never did and hasn't been heard from since. James Gordon claims to have left her with another friend; Ronald "California" Inzurriaga. Authorities found "California" incarcerated in Alabama and he says he dropped her off in Columbia, Tennessee after she bought some hair dye and doesn't know what happened to her. Amber may still be in the local area or she may have traveled to Georgia or Texas.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Maury County Sheriff Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Jerry Williams
Agency Phone Number: 931-388-5151
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 200702299

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 1987

Information Source(s)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Admin Notes

Added: 5/30/2016; Last Updated: 6/26/2016

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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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