Police set to release update on woman who went missing in 1998

CREATED Sep 20, 2013 - UPDATED: Sep 23, 2013

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GREEN BAY - Green Bay Police are shedding new light on the 15-year-old cold case involving Amber Wilde, a woman who went missing on Sept. 23, 1998.

On Monday, police and Wilde's family will meet to talk about new information surrounding the case.

“You get attached to it,” explained Det. Lee Kingston, with the Green Bay Police Department. “Because there are too many unknowns, she's still missing, the family wants to know what happened, we want to know what happened.”

Wilde was a student at UWGB, and was also about four months pregnant.

“We of course, were devastated, the whole family was absolutely devastated,” said Jane Wilde, Amber’s grandmother.

Wilde was involved in a minor car accident right before she went missing. Police found her car in a bar parking lot in Green Bay a few days later, with more than 600 miles unaccounted for, but nothing else was taken. Years later, police even dug up fields in Shawano County, but found nothing.

“We have an idea of what happened. A lot of it is our theories,” said Detective Kingston.

Now two new detectives have taken over the case. They have reinterviewed those involved and interviewed new people. They're also sending old evidence to the state and federal crime labs in hopes of finding new information.

“A person we can charge, finding Amber, those would be the ultimate solutions,” said Det. Kingston.