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Search intensifies for missing Rising Star woman

RISING STAR, Texas - It's been nearly a week and still no sign of a missing woman in the city of Rising Star.

Amber Lowery, 34, was reported missing last Wednesday, July 23, after she left her home in Comanche County about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Her disappearance has left loved ones shook up.

"My mind's been in 18 different directions ever since this started," Amber's husband Mike Lowery said. "We're all stressed and not getting sleep, and worried and concerned and everything you would be when you don't know where your loved one's at."

Mike Lowery said he had no idea where Amber was headed when she left, but believed she went to meet friends. No specific information was shared.

Amber Lowery was last seen driving a silver 2011 Honda CRV. The vehicle was found abandoned in Rising Star on Saturday. Her husband said the Comanche County Sheriff's Office searched her car on Monday for evidence that could help with this ongoing investigation.

"Any help we could get to locate her is greatly appreciated," Mike Lowery said.

Communities in surrounding counties used Facebook ( to help find the missing mother of two. 

Amber Lowery worked at Brownwood Air Evac for about a year before she left on maternity leave. Her former co-worker, Mark Dent, said he hopes she is still alive wherever she is. 

"We're praying for her safe return. I would describe her as a loving mother and just a very caring person," Dent said. "She's not the type to just leave her kids."

Brownwood Air Evac program director Bobby Brinson said Amber recently lost both of her parents in a car accident, which may be why Mike is concerned about her mental stability. She reportedly had postpartum depression as well.

The Comanche County investigator in charge of this case could not be reached for comment. If you have any information regarding Amber Lowery, call the Comanche County Sheriff's Office at (325) 356-7533.

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