A major search operation dozens of officers deployed from both the OPP and Six Nations police forces searched a Sixth Line Road home last week for evidence in the disappearance of Amber Ellis. After one week, no updates have been provided by police about what they were looking for or what, if anything, was found.
Ellis, 33, has been missing for over two years. She was last seen in February 2021 at the house, located at 3698 Sixth Line.
Family members said the house has been empty for some time and that Amber was last seen at that location before she disappeared.
Police announced they would be on the Sixth Line property for several days as they continue the investigation into her disappearance. A heavy police presence was on site including two forensic identification vehicles. Police informed TRT the site was considered a crime scene and directed reporters to contact OPP media officers who shared that there would be no updates into their investigations. However, CTV reported police said the investigation was part of an “evidence based search”.
The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch advised the public there was no risk to public safety.
At least five OPP vehicles, a large Highway Safety Division truck, and a Six Nations Police vehicle on scene.
Ellis had ties to Six Nations, Brantford, Cambridge and Hamilton.
Her mother, Donna Ellis, has created a public Facebook group ‘Missing….Amber Ellis’ for tips and discussion in the hopes of finding answers to her daughter’s whereabouts.
There was also a $50,000 reward offered last October for information relating to her disappearance.
Investigators have said they believe there are witnesses who have information about Ellis’s disappearance who have not come forward.
OPP are expected to be at the location for several days.
The OPP said in a press release that Six Nations Police will also be present to provide assistance.
Ellis is described as 5’9”, 120 lbs., with a thin build, brown eyes, and dark hair. She had been living at a Haldimand County address at the time of her disappearance.
Police would not answer questions from The Two Row Times and said no additional information would be provided at this time because it is an ongoing investigation.