Confirmed: Remains Belong to Missing Rising Star Woman Amber Lowery

Published 01/08 2014 04:26PM

Updated 01/08 2014 04:54PM

Investigators in Comanche County have confirmed the remains found near Rising Star in late July of last year do belong to Amber Lowery, the woman who went missing from Rising Star in 2013.

The following is an event timeline of the investigation:

On July 23, 2013, Amber Lowery goes missing.

On July 27, 2013, Amber’s 2011 Honda vehicle was found abandoned in Rising Star. Authorities interviewed witnesses and discovered that Michael Lowery, Amber’s husband, drove the Honda to Rising Star, parked it and then obtained a ride back to his residence. Authorities obtained search warrants for Michael’s residence, surrounding property and his personal vehicle.

On July 30, 2013, Michael Logan Lowery was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Amber Lowery and held at the Comanche County jail on a $1,000,000 bond. Amber was reported as a missing person on July 24, 2013, when she failed to show up to meet her brother. Michael stated that he had last seen his wife the night of July 23, 2013, but had not heard from her since.

On July 31, 2013, during the execution of the search warrants, human remains were located on the property surrounding the Lowery residence. The remains were collected and were sent to the Forensic Service Unit at the University of North Texas.

On August 1, 2013, the Lowery family is notified that the remains found on the property are female.

The Comanche County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation and was assisted by the Texas Rangers, Texas Highway Patrol, Comanche Police Department and DeLeon Police Department.

For more details on this case, as well as interviews from friends and family, click here.

We will continue to follow this story and will have more details as they become available.

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