Fleming Island mother found safe after disappearing last week

31-year-old Amber Ashley Gordon, a mother of 3, found Tuesday morning


FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – A Fleming Island mother of three who had been missing since last week was found Tuesday morning.

Amber Ashley Gordon, 31, was safely located and authorities spoke with her, according to an update from the Clay County Sheriff's Office just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

No other details were immediately released about where she was found. Deputies said Tuesday that there was nothing unusual or odd about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, and there's no reason to think she was ever in danger.

Gordon was reported missing June 17. 

Gordon's father, Randall Gordon, told News4Jax that he last spoke to his daughter on Father's Day and that he feared the worst. He said he drove 30 hours from New Mexico to Clay County after he was unable to reach his daughter on the phone.

He cried tears of joy Tuesday, saying he breathed a big sight of relief when he heard from deputies that his daughter was OK.

It's still unclear why Amber Gordon went so long without contacting her family, but investigators said that a report on the incident will be released later this week.

Gordon's husband, who reported her missing, told News4Jax on Monday that he had no idea where his wife of four years could be. He said his wife never came home after she went to visit a friend in Jacksonville. 

The husband said they have three children, ages 3, 2 and 3 months.

His mother, Taylor Edwards, said Gordon's disappearance took a toll on him.

"He's in complete shock. He's shutting down. He's losing his voice. He can't talk. The kids are waking up in the middle of the night crying," Gordon's mother-in-law said. 

Detectives could be seen on Monday walking throughout her Fleming Island neighborhood, looking for clues as they searched for Gordon.

Deputies said Tuesday that the public search sparked Amber Gordon to come forward and let everyone know she was OK.




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