Press Release

Subject: Homicide Investigation (COLD CASE)
Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 7/24/2019 9:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 8/23/2019 9:00:00 AM
Case Number: 2006-007421
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Person/Suspect Info

Case Number: 2006-007421 

Incident Type: Homicide Investigation (COLD CASE) 

Location: State Road 62 – Near Hardee County Line Zone: N50

Victim: Woods, Amber Race/Sex: W/F DOB: 06/20/1989  

COLD CASE: The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death of 16-year old Amber Woods.  

Detectives continue to follow leads in connection to the murder of Amber Woods, whose body was discovered on 02/11/2006 about 20 feet off the south side of St. Rd. 62 about three miles west of the Hardee County line.   

An autopsy confirmed that Amber died from a gunshot wound to an undisclosed part of the body.  Amber was last seen alive by her Aunt at their residence at 3103 St. Rd. 62 in Hardee County, at approximately 12:30 Saturday morning (02/11/06) Detectives believe Amber may have left the house on her own early Saturday morning as there is no evidence that she was forcibly taken from the residence.  

Dozens of interviews have been conducted, however, no arrest has been made. At this time, a motive for the shooting is unclear. 

Anyone with information on this Cold Case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 747-3011 Ext. 2551 or Crime Stoppers toll free at 866-634-TIPS.