Amber Elaine Fowler
Fowler, approximately 2012; Dennis Gideon Jr., approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 07/07/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 04/21/1980 (41)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 175 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Fowler's maiden name is West. Her ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fowler lost her apartment, vehicle and many belongings when a tornado struck her hometown of Joplin, Missouri in May 2011. After the disaster, she moved into a FEMA (Federal Emergency ManAge at the time of disappearance: ment Age at the time of disappearance: ncy) trailer. Her family last heard from her on July 7, 2012. That morning her mother went to the trailer to pick her up, but no one was home. They never heard from Fowler again.
Authorities believe Fowler is with her boyfriend, Dennis Dewayne Gideon Jr. Photos of Gideon are posted with this case summary; he's described as Caucasian, 5'8 tall. His DOB : is January 6, 1980, making him thirty-two years old in 2012, the same Age at the time of disappearance: as Fowler. He has not been reported missing, but his family hasn't heard from him either.
Fowler left behind three children. Her father died in 2017, but her mother and other relatives are still searching for her.
Fowler and Gideon reportedly moved to Stevens County, Washington in June 2013. Their last known address as in an apartment in Spokane, Washington, and they may still be in that city or in the Spokane Valley area of Washington. The circumstances of their cases are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Joplin Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missing in Joplin, Missouri
Interactive Missing Person Search Map