Amber Evans’ Body Found In Ohio River
The body of a social justice advocate was recently found in an Ohio river. The family of Amber Evans is reeling after police confirmed that her lifeless body was pulled from the Scioto River Saturday after she went missing January 28.
Evans, 28, was known for working with social justice groups including the Juvenile Justice Coalition and recently organized protests at Columbus City Hall.
ABC 6 reports that social justice organization “Showing Up for Racial Justice” released a lengthy statement through lead organizer Tynan Krakoff. The statement urged people to continue Amber’s fight.
“SURJ is heartbroken at the loss of Amber Evans and at a loss for words. We’ve organized very closely with Amber and People’s Justice Project the past three years fighting for justice for countless victims of police brutality.
We will honor Amber’s legacy by continuing to fight for a world where Black lives matter and fight for a Columbus for all.
Anyone who knew Amber knows that she was extremely disciplined and dedicated to struggling for a better world. She treated everyone with dignity and when you spoke, it always felt like she truly was listening. She was a fighter and we will continue her legacy.
One way the community can honor Amber Evans is to get involved in the fight for racial justice. If Amber were alive, she would be fighting right now for campaigns like the one to free Masonique Saunders, or fighting to push Ron O’Brien out of office.
One of the last things I heard Amber say was that we need to keep Ron O’Brien from getting re-elected next year. Ron O’Brien has been county prosecutor since 1996 but has never indicted a single police officer for a shooting.”
Our thought and prayers go out to the family and friends of Amber Evans.