SIX NATIONS — A joint statement was issued Tuesday afternoon, alerting the Six Nations community that there would be an increased presence of both OPP and Six Nations Police in the area of Sixth Line while an investigation into the disappearance of Amber Ellis was being conducted.
Police were stationed outside a single home residence at 3698 Sixth Line and the driveway was closed. Witnesses also reported a heavy police presence and activity in the areas of Oneida Road and at a home on River Road throughout Tuesday afternoon and into the early evening.
CTV reported Tuesday evening that OPP said an “evidence-based search” brought them to that location.
It has been more than two years since Amber was last seen or heard from. She was reported missing to police in February 2021. At the time, police told 2RT she was last seen at a residence on Sixth Line, east of Chiefswood between Oneida and Cayuga Road — the same region where the house was occupied by police Tuesday afternoon.
Last fall, police said they believed Amber had become a victim of foul play — and a $50,000 reward was put up for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.
Police said that there is no threat to public safety during the investigation throughout the rest of the week.
Amber was last seen on Six Nations in early 2021. She is described as a mixed-Indigenous female – 33 years old with a thin build, 120 lbs and 5’9” tall with long brown hair and brown eyes. She has a visible horizontal scar between her eyebrows and a visible tattoo of a Chinese character on the nape of her neck. She was known to frequently travel between Six Nations, Cambridge, Brantford, Haldimand and Norfolk areas.
Police have launched a tip line specifically for information on the disappearance of Amber Ellis. The government of Ontario is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for her disappearance. If anyone has any information please call the Amber Ellis tip line at 1-866-549-2090, the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-222-8477.