Family of Youngstown woman who went missing last year still searching for answers

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A little over nine months ago, Amy Hambrick disappeared, and her family is taking it upon themselves to find her.

“She had this laugh that if anybody knew Amy, they know that laugh,” said her brother, Jacob Hambrick.

On November 11, 2017, 29-year-old Amy went missing.

“She left from Youngstown and she was supposed to meet up at a friend’s house in North Jackson,” said her mother, Debby Dolin.

But, Amy never made it.

In December, her family held a vigil for her at Craig Beach, where lanterns were released.

Youngstown police say Amy is still an active missing persons case. But leads are drying up.

Without any answers and a fizzling police investigation, Dolin turned to social media to blast out her daughter’s picture. A Facebook post from the beginning of August begged people to look at her daughter. It was shared over 180,000 times.

“I know that there are people who know what happened to Amy,” Dolin said.

Dolin confided that Amy is not perfect; she’s a heroin addict. But, her mother said that does not define her.

“There’s people judging her for what she’s done or because she was on a drug or whatever,” Jacob said. “But she’s still a human, she’s still somebody’s daughter.”

Amy’s daughter Jayden is 10-years-old.

“Her and Jayden were like two peas in a pod, always together… She misses her mommy so much,” Dolin said.

The last memory Dolin said she has of Amy was at Craig Beach.

“The last memory I have of Amy is not a good one,” she said.

Her family planned an intervention because they knew she was using again.

“I ask her if she wanted to go for a ride,” said Amy’s father, Craig Hambrick. “So we made it out here… was talking about her cleaning up.”

Now, Amy’s family fears the worst each time there’s a report of a body found in Youngstown.

“You’re watching and you’re praying that it’s not her,” Jacob said.

“Every time you hear ‘body found’ your first instinct is to think, ‘Is that my sister?'” said Amy’s other brother, Nate Hambrick.

Amy is 4’11” tall and weighs approximately 95 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call Youngstown police at 330-742-8916.

“You can remain anonymous. Just give us something that’s going to let us know where my daughter is or what’s happened to her,” Dolin said.

Amy’s family is also offering a $2,000 reward for anyone who helps find her.

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