‘Don't Lose Hope'

The father of an Escondido girl who has been missing since February has released a letter to his daughter, according to a published report.

Amber Dubois was last seen walking to Escondido High School on the morning of Feb. 13. Her family told "America's Most Wanted" that the 14-year-old left for school carrying Valentine's Day gifts for her friends and a $200 check for a deposit on a lamb she wanted to buy.

"Our hope is that she will see our letter and know that her family is doing everything possible to bring her safely home," Maurice Dubois told the San Diego Union-Tribune.

"Don't lose hope in our finding you," Dubois writes in the letter. "I will never lose hope in our search for you."

Also in the letter, Dubois discusses photos taken by her friends and a trip they took together last summer, the paper reported

A $60,000 reward has been offered for information leading to Amber's return and for information about anyone responsible for her disappearance.

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Police interviewed hundreds of students at Amber's high school. The girl's family members were also given polygraph tests, they all passed.

The FBI is assisting police in the investigation. Amber's family also hired private detective Bill Garcia.

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