110 – MMIW: The Unsolved Murder of Amber Tuccaro (AB)

Episode 110 – In Nisku, Alberta, on August of 2010 the family of 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro became concerned when a phone call with her brother ended abruptly and she she stopped answering texts and calls after that. She’d been hitchhiking into the close by city of Edmonton and was planning to be back soon. She never returned. After a botched police investigation, Amber’s remains were found in 2012 south of where she’d last been seen in Leduc County. Her case remains unsolved despite the RCMP having audio of the possible perpetrator by way of Amber’s last phone call, that had been recorded.

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Sources and further reading:
[Amber Tuccaro recording – YouTube]
[Amber Tuccaro’s unsolved murder – YouTube]
[RCMP Project KARE confirms identity of human remains | CTV News]
[RCMP looking into Amber Tuccaro case tip but caution against ‘erroneous information’ – Edmonton | Globalnews.ca]
[WAYBACK MACHINE: January 2014 – Project Kare – HOME]
[‘A pain you can’t describe’: New tip has Amber Tuccaro’s family fearing false hope | The Star]
[Historical Homicide Files – Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[Police investigating man’s claim that his father may be responsible for several missing persons, including Amber Tuccaro]
[‘Not our best work’: RCMP apologize for handling of Indigenous woman’s death]
[The Murder of Amber Tuccaro | Hue and Cry]
[Justice for AMBER Tuccaro – Home | Facebook]
[Amber Tuccaro | RED POWER MEDIA]
[Report says RCMP investigation into Amber Tuccaro’s disappearance was ‘wholly inadequate’ – APTN NewsAPTN News]
[Ending Violence Against Native Women | Indian Law Resource Center]
[Amber Tuccaro’s unsolved murder: Do you recognize this voice? | CBC News]
[MMIW — Native Womens Wilderness]
[Sacred MMIWG / FFADA sacrées – Home | Facebook]
[The Truth Sharing Podcasts (Partage des vérités)]
[Home Page – Final Report | MMIWG]
[Background on the inquiry]
[Experience Fort Chipewyan | Fort McMurray Tourism]
[Missing persons | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[Tip received on Amber Tuccaro’s homicide file | Royal Canadian Mounted Police]
[Remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro located  | Globalnews.ca]
[RCMP lacked ‘urgency and care’ searching for Amber Tuccaro – APTN NewsAPTN News]
[Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women]
[RCMP Edmonton – Police Locate Human Remains of Corrie OTTENBREIT near Leduc – Gateway Gazette]

MMIW links:

listen below…
Audio of Amber’s Final Cell Phone Call


TUCCARO: denotes Amber TUCCARO
U/M: denotes unknown male

TUCCARO: Where are we by?
U/M: We’re just heading south of uh Beaumont – or north of Beaumont.
TUCCARO: We’re heading north of Beaumont… Yo where are we going?
U/M: Just,
TUCCARO: No this isn’t…
U/M: …we’re taking the back road.
TUCCARO: Are you fucking kidding me?
U/M: No I’m not,
TUCCARO: You better not take- you better not be taking me anywhere I don’t wanna go. I wanna go into the city… hey,
U/M: To one end of the city.
TUCCARO: Yo we’re not going in the city are we?
U/M: We are, we’re going…
TUCCARO: No we’re not,
U/M: Yes we’re going to 50th street-
TUCCARO: … then where the fuck are these roads going to?
U/M: To 50th street.
TUCCARO: 50th street. Are you sure?
U/M: Absolutely.
TUCCARO: Yo where are we going?
U/M: 50th street.
TUCCARO: 50th street?
U/M: 50th street.
TUCCARO: East right?
U/M: East.
TUCCARO: The roads over now,
U/M: Yeah gravel.
TUCCARO: Gravel?
(Dial tone)

Isolated audio of unknown male.

Anyone who has information related to Amber’s disappearance is asked to call the Leduc RCMP Detachment at 780-980-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). http://rcmp.gc.ca/ZdL

Paul Tuccaro’s Testimony at the MMIW National Inquiry: