“It’s tough when people don’t talk. Somebody heard something. Anybody who’s heard anything, even rumors, call us so we can follow leads,” Plummer said.
Owens’ husband, Dominique Mays, sat at the front of the church located at 4000 Shiloh Springs Road during the funeral service. The couple’s son sat on his lap and he wiped tears from his face. Owens’ family asked Mays not to attend the service, But he showed up and was not asked to leave once seated in the sanctuary. Mays and Owens’ family said he had a volatile relationship with his wife. The two have a history of domestic violence and were not living together at the time of her death.
Bette Roebuck, Owens’ grandmother, said there was a note of finality to the funeral, but that doesn’t mean the family will stop searching for answers about what happened to her. Owens’ cousin, D’Juana Redmon, said she hopes information about what happened to the young mother will help heal the pain of her loss.
“There were weeks where we went without knowing where Amber was or what happened to Amber and to be at least able to say our final goodbyes, I think that will help with the healing process,” she said.
Owens did not have life insurance and a fund, the Amber Owens May Family Trust, has been set up in her name to defray funeral costs and provide scholarships for her daughter and two sons, family said.
Check, cash, debit or credit card contributions can be deposited at any JP Morgan Chase Bank branch, the family said.