Today marks the fifth anniversary of the murder of Amber Bass. Amber was shot and killed around 2:25 am while walking up the sidewalk to her home after spending an evening out with friends.
Amber’s family has worked tirelessly sharing her story in public along with thousands of people who have also taken on the challenge of sharing details of Amber’s murder attempting to bring justice to Amber’s r family.
Amber’s case is currently marked unsolved. Someone, somewhere knows who committed this selfish act and has to power to bring justice to Amber’s family.
If you have any information, no matter how small you think it is, about Amber’s murder, the car pictured below or where Amber’s purse ended up, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 if your Crime Stoppers tip leads to an arrest in this case. An additional $1,000 reward is available for information that leads to the recovery of the gun used in this case (Cadmin, 2015).
Case file shows a car that was caught on surveillance during the time of Amber’s murder. Her purse was also missing from the scene.
Cadmin, P., (2015). Cold Case Spotlight – Amber Bass. Retrieved from https://www.projectcoldcase.org/2015/06/14/cold-case-spotlight-amber-bass/
Case file from Project Cold Case Inc. https://www.projectcoldcase.org/2015/06/14/cold-case-spotlight-amber-bass/
Amber’s Photo, Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Answers4Amber/
Gilchrist County, Florida Farmer Murdered.
I resided in Bell, Florida for a while and stumbled on the case of A.M. “Junior” Kelly. After moving from the area I still think about the case and how such a small community struggles to find the answers. Kelly made numerous reports of intruders in his home during the night and stated he feared for his life. Mr. Kelly sold some cows a few days prior to his murder and received a few thousand dollars which is believed to be the motive in his death. There were also signs of struggle the residence but Kelly was unarmed when found. A window also appeared broken (Voyles, 2008).
A reward of $15,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s)
responsible for the crime. Sheriff Bobby Schultz can be reached at (352) 275-4748. Lt. Jeff
Manning, a lead case investigator, is at (352) 672-5472. A toll-free tip line is also a viable option, call 1-888-717-9060, or simply call the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office at 463-3410 (Mizell, 2014).
Anyone with information on the murder of Junior Kelly is asked to call (352) 463-STOP (7867). All calls will remain anonymous.
Mizell, Carrie, (2014). $15000 reward offered in Junior Kelly homicide. Retrieved from http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/02/83/00/00453/01-02-2014.pdf
Voyles, Karen, (2008). Gilchrist farmer killed in home invasion. Retrieved from http://www.gainesville.com/news/20081121/gilchrist-farmer-killed-in-apparent-home-invasion
Photo Source – http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/02/83/00/00453/01-02-2014.pdf