Group seeks justice for Amber Jackson

Remembering Amber Jackson is important to her loved ones, but it’s not easy.

Family and friends are keeping her in their thoughts, because today, June 23, is considered the five-year anniversary since the disappearance and death of Amber Jackson, 57, on Kauai. She was last seen alive on June 23, 2010. Her body was found on July 3, 2010, in a dense wooded area of Kealia by a hunter. The autopsy report revealed her death was caused by her injuries from an assault.

Nancy Murphy of San Rafael, California was a longtime friend of Jackson.

“I just miss her a lot,” she said. “Everyone that knew her knew she was kind and generous, and funny, creative.”

Murphy said Jackson had quirky character.

“She moved into a ‘grandma-style’ house in Washington, and collected and decorated the house with unique cookie jars and salt and pepper shakers.”

Jackson was good at adapting whenever she moved to new places in her life, Murphy said.

Nancy Murphy is a member of the Amber Jackson Justice Group or AJJG, which formed to gather support for solving Jackson’s murder as well as other cold case murders on Kauai. AJJG, which formed in 2010, has also reached out to other agencies outside of Kauai to seek assistance investigating Amber Jackson’s murder.

The Kauai Police Department is still investigating the case, which remains unsolved.

Originally from Riverside, California, Amber Jackson also lived in Marin County and the Bay Area in California. On the Big Island she owned a lettuce farm, and she was a resident and homeowner on Kauai for 10 years.

In the past Jackson worked in legal aid, volunteered with nonprofit organizations, and worked for the Hawaii State Teacher’s Association. Jackson was also well known for being very generous to those around her.

The AJJG seeks to make it known that Amber Jackson should never be forgotten.

AJJG encourages anyone with information relating to her disappearance and death to provide information to step forward. Information to help solve the case can be provided to both the Kauai Police Department and or the Office of Prosecuting Attorney.

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