Brookfield Police find missing 26-year-old
On Jan. 21, 2013 around 7:00pm Amber Hammond was located at the Victory Outreach Church 2110 W. National Ave. in Milwaukee. According to police, she was found safe and uninjured.
Brookfield Police said they were able to locate Hammond through the help of the media.
"A witness who saw Amber's picture on the news called and informed our department that she had picked her up and given her a ride to the bus stop on 124th and Capitol Dr.," said the police department. "During the ride Amber told the witness that she was taking a bus to the church on 21st and National Ave."
Hammond has been reunited with her aunt and uncle.
Original story (4:48 p.m.):
BROOKFIELD - The Brookfield Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing, endangered person.
Amber P. Hammond, 26 of Brookfield, has a mild form of autism. According to Brookfield Police, she functions with the mentality of a six-year-old and currently resides with her aunt and uncle in Brookfield.
Hammond was last seen at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, Jan. 21. According to police, she was seen by a neighbor walking with a suitcase with wheels. She was last seen near Calhoun Rd. and Capital Dr.
She is described as a Female/White, 5' 08", 230 pounds, Black hair. She was wearing a Royal Blue Fleece jacket, Blue Jeans and a white hat.
Brookfield Police ask for anyone who may have seen Hammond to call (262) 787-3702.
UPDATE (6:23 p.m.):
Brookfield PD received word that Hammond was last seen getting off a county bus in Milwaukee just before noon. Surveillance video on bus matches her description.
According to police, Hammond left note for her family saying she was running away, and that they had a "small dispute" over household rules.