A GoFundMe page has been set up in memory of Amberly Barnett.
There has been an outpouring of support and sympathy for the family of eleven year old Amberly Barnett of DeKalb County who was found deceased Saturday morning. She was last seen at her aunt’s house on County Rd 822 in the Mount Vernon Community at around 6:00pm Friday. She was reported missing and found dead Saturday morning.
Law enforcement officials aren’t releasing details regarding circumstances surrounding the case, including where she was found. A press conference was held Saturday afternoon with a call going out to the community at large to come forth with any information available.
The GoFundMe can be found here.
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)
PREVIOUSLY POSTED FROM THE DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Statement from DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden on Amberly Barnett
From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden:
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The following statement is from Sheriff Nick Welden: “At approximately 6:30 am today (March 2) the deceased body of 11-year-old Amberly Alexis Barnett was located.”
“Due to the current investigation, we are limited on the information we are able to release. I can tell you we are diligently pursuing different avenues and Lord willing we will have answers in the upcoming days.”
“Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as we move forward during this tragic event. Please understand my staff and I will not be answering questions at this time due to the circumstances.”
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing 11-year-old
From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for missing 11-year-old Amberly Lee Barnett. Amberly was last seen at her aunt’s residence in the 1900 block of County Road 822 in the Mount Vernon area of DeKalb County.
Amberly is 5’1” tall and weighs approximately 98 lbs. She has blue eyes, sandy blonde hair, and wears glasses. A dark colored SUV was seen at the home at around the time of disappearance.
If you have any information, contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 845-3801.