BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The search continues for a local mother, now missing for more than 48 hours. Family and friends took to the streets to do their own search Thursday, which marked the first birthday for Amber Whited's daughter.
A group of a couple dozen people met in a grocery store parking lot, preparing for an evening search for the 22-year-old mother of two.
The missing mother's face is posted on flyers just about everywhere around Brunswick in a search that has now expanded into North Carolina, according to Amber's aunt, Martha Allen.
"We're double checking, triple checking. we're following leads."
Allen has organized multiple search groups since learning Amber disappeared Tuesday.
"She's family," said Allen. "You don't give up on family."
Amber was reported missing Tuesday after she left her job at Golden Isles Harley-Davidson at 153 Venture Drive, at 11 a.m. for lunch and did not return.
At the time, she was driving a 1992 white Honda Accord. The vehicle was found in the 3100 block of MLK Boulevard on Wednesday about 3:30 p.m.
The vehicle had a flat tire and family members tell Action News, it had visible damage on the passenger side.
A white male, about 5 foot 6 inches tall with dark hair and wearing a white T-shirt was seen leaving the vehicle around 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Whited's boss pleaded for the public's help at a gathering for bike night at Toucan's Ale House, which is next to Harley-Davidson.
"Somewhere, somebody's done something to her and she did not deserve it," said her boss.
The pain of Amber's disappearance cut deep Thursday night. The day marked her daughter's first birthday.
"It's her daughter's first birthday and she's not here its pretty devastating," said Brent Boatright, Amber's ex-boyfriend.
Even if evidence points to the worst, Amber's family remains focused on finding their loved one.
"She's got two beautiful girls, and we are going to bring her home to be with her babies," said Allen.
Family and friends plan on resuming their search for Amber on Friday afternoon.
If you have any information, contact the Glynn County Police Department at 912-554-7802, 912-554-3645 or Silent Witness at 912-264-1333.