Family members and law enforcement officers are asking for the public’s help in locating a Douglas woman and veteran who has been missing since early June.
Amy Frontiero Needham, 41, was last seen on June 5 at a motel in Burlington, Colorado, with a female companion who identified herself as “Michelle Halle,” which may not be her actual name.
Needham, the former director of a facility for victims of domestic violence in Douglas, apparently met Halle at the facility.
Halle told Needham that she was on the run from an abusive husband and needed help.
The pair reportedly have been staying at various motels throughout Nebraska and Colorado, but Needham has not contacted friends or family members since leaving Douglas, which family members say is unlike her, according to a release from “We Help the Missing,” a national non-profit that helps locate missing people throughout the country.
Needham also left without taking any personal belongings or her dogs and car, per WHTM private investigator Amanda Waldron, and it is believed that she left under suspicious circumstances.
“This case is very complex, and the back story is long, complicated, part of the investigation and not to be shared publicly,” Waldron said.
A missing person report was filed with the Douglas Police Department last week.
Department officials did not immediately respond to Cowboy State Daily’s request for information about the case.
According to Needham’s longtime friend Jessica Brehe, this behavior is very unlike her friend.
Needham is a Casper native who had previously served in the Air Force.
“This is not typical behavior for Amy,” she said. “She is very kind and generous and would give you the shirt off her back. It is not like her to not be in contact with her friends and family.”
Needham said she fears her friend might be in danger as it’s been over three months since anyone has heard from her.
“Amy is very loved by her friends and family,” Brehe said. “We just want to know she’s okay.”
Anyone with information about Needham is asked to call the Douglas Police Department at (307) 358-3311, Waldron at (307) 797-0363, or submit a tip to WHTM tipline at (866) 660-4025.
“Someone, somewhere knows where Amy is,” Waldron said. “Please keep sharing her flyer and encourage your friends and family to do the same.”