Developmentally disabled teen missing
AURORA, Colo. — Andrew and Ann Ansardi are searching for their missing daughter.
18-year-old Amber Ansardi walked away from an Aurora group home on June 6th and hasn’t been seen since.
“That’s our only child. That’s my baby. I just want her to come home,” Andrew said.
While Amber is 18, her parents say she has the mental capacity of an 8 year old.
”If you imagine it’s just like an 8-year-old child being out there on her own,” Andrew told us.
Amber left her home in the 3800 block of Quintero Circle with nothing more than the clothes on her back.
“We wonder where she’s sleeping, what she’s eating,” Ann said.
The Ansardis are frustrated because they claim it took Aurora Police more than 72 hours to start looking for her.
“Everyone I spoke to said she’s 18, she’s a runaway, and I kept trying to tell them she’s not a normal 18-year-old girl.
Andrew said he finally contacted a lieutenant at the police department, who took an interest in the case and assigned a detective.
Aurora Police spokesperson Cassidy Carlson told us when the group home notified police about Amber’s disappearance they failed to mention her disability.
“It was not relayed to us that she had developmental disabilities, which would have heightened our concern,” Carlson said.
Carlson said they are actively investigating the case.
Still, Amber’s parents fear too much time has been lost.
“With each passing day I feel the chances of her coming back are slipping away,” Andrew said.
Amber has short black hair and green eyes. She is 4 foot 11 inches tall and 120 pounds.
If you have any information about her, call the Aurora Police Department.