Police release audio tape of man who may have information about the whereabouts of Amber Tuccaro
KARE investigators are hoping the public can assist them in identifying the voice of a man who may have information about Amber Tuccaro, a missing 22-year old Fort McMurray mother of one.
Amber Tuccaro was last seen on August 18, 2010. She, her young 14-month old son and a friend arrived at the Edmonton International Airport on August 17 and checked into the Nisku Place Hotel in Leduc. The tro then spent the day in the Leduc area.
On August 18, between 7:30 and 8 p.m., Amber left her hotel room to catch a ride into Edmonton. She got into a vehicle with an unknown man and was last seen leaving the southeast area of Leduc County that evening. She has not been seen since. On August 20, she was reported missing to the Leduc RCMP by her family.
Staff Sergeant Shawn Lemay of the RCMP ”K” Division says the missing person case of Amber Tuccaro was handed over to KARE in October of 2011. KARE is an Alberta wide project that investigates missing and deceased people who are considered to be “high risk” individuals.
On August 28, 2012, KARE investigators released an audio tape of a person of interest who may know something about the Amber Alyssa Tuccaro missing person case. The audio was a voice recording taken from a cell phone conversation Amber had while driving in a vehicle with an unknown man. The call took place after she left the hotel room on the evening of her disappearance.
Vivian Tuccaro, Amber’s mom, was present at the press conference when the audio tape was released. Please click here to listen to the voice recording. KARE investigators acknowledge that the tape is disturbing as Amber can be heard expressing concern as to her whereabouts.
Police are not telling the public how they got the recording of Amber and the mystery man, explaining that doing so could compromise their investigation.
“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”, said RCMP Staff Sergeant Gerard MacNeil of KARE. ”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.”
Amber Tuccaro is an Aboriginal woman who is 5’6″ tall, weighs about 144 pounds and has brown eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she was 20-years old, had black hair with blonde streaks and may have been wearing a purple “Bench” brand hoodie.
Anyone with information that can identify the man’s voice or has any other information on the whereabouts of Amber Tuccaro is asked to contact Project KARE, toll free at 1 877 412 5273 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477. Edmonton Residents can contact KARE at 780 509 3356.