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7/31/2013 6:02:00 AM
Husband of missing former Kingmanite arrested for murder
Abandoned car found in Texas
1997 Kingman High School graduate Amber Christensen-Lowery has been missing since last Tuesday, July 23.
1997 Kingman High School graduate Amber Christensen-Lowery has been missing since last Tuesday, July 23.
According to investigators, a witness was able to place Amber Lowery's husband, Michael Lowery, in the area where her car was found abandoned. Michael Lowery had earlier told investigators that he was never in the area. However, the witness said she saw the suspect walking with a baby and a car seat, and drove him to the Lowery family's home.
According to investigators, a witness was able to place Amber Lowery's husband, Michael Lowery, in the area where her car was found abandoned. Michael Lowery had earlier told investigators that he was never in the area. However, the witness said she saw the suspect walking with a baby and a car seat, and drove him to the Lowery family's home.
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

Aug. 1 Update:

News organizations in Texas are reporting that Mike Lowery, 34, the husband of Amber Christensen-Lowery, was arrested late Tuesday on murder charges. KTXS-12 reported that the arrest followed "the discovery of incriminating evidence," and that a search for the missing woman's body would take place starting today.

According to an affidavit filed by Comanche County Sheriff's investigators, a witness was able to place Lowery in the area where his wife's car was found abandoned. Michael Lowery had earlier told investigators that he was never in the area. However, the witness said she saw the suspect walking with a baby and a car seat, and drove him to the Lowery family's home.

In the affidavit the witness states she did not know the identity of the man until she later saw Lowery on a television interview talking about his wife's disappearance.

A search warrant indicates sheriff deputies had been searching the couple's ranch in Comanche County, Texas. According to the search warrant, investigators had reason to believe that important evidence, including Amber Lowery's body, might be located on the ranch property.

The affidavit also reveals that investigators spoke with one of Amber Lowery's relatives. The relative told investigators that Mike Lowery told her "he could kill Amber and bury her on the ranch and they would never find her."

Lowery was arrested the evening of Tuesday, July 30 on a murder warrant. His bond has been set at $1 million.



Original Missing Person Story Posted 6 a.m. July 31, 2013

KINGMAN - Former Kingman resident Amber Christensen-Lowery has been missing from her home near Rising Star, Texas for a week and friends are reaching out in an attempt to locate her.

Authorities continue to investigate her disappearance.

Christensen-Lowery, 34, graduated from Kingman High School in 1997 and left the city not long afterwards, according to Danica McCumber-Hoyle, who has been friends with Christensen-Lowery since they were toddlers in Kingman.

McCumber-Hoyle said Christensen-Lowery has been missing since July 23, when she left the family home at about 9:45 p.m.

The nurse and helicopter pilot, a mother of two, was last seen driving a 2011 Honda CRV, which Comanche County Sheriff's deputies found abandoned on Saturday in Rising Star, a Central Texas town of less than 900 people.

McCumber-Hoyle and others, including the missing woman's siblings, are frustrated and frightened.

"I'm just worried about her boys," said McCumber-Hoyle.

In a statement to the media, Christensen-Lowery's husband said it isn't uncommon for her to leave for long periods of time.

Her brother, Mitchell Christensen, disputes that claim on Facebook, where a Find Amber Lowery page has been established.

A former co-worker told a Texas newspaper that Christensen-Lowery was a loving mother and not the type to leave her children.

This has been a tough year for the Christensen family.

On April 24, the siblings' parents, Chris "Lee" Christensen and Linda Christensen, died in a car crash.

Both of them graduated from KHS in 1964 and Lee Christensen was an air ambulance helicopter pilot for many years in Kingman and in Texas.

Christensen-Lowery worked as a pilot at Brownwood Air Evac for about a year before she left on maternity leave.

She is the mother of two boys, ages 5 and 6 months.

If you have any information regarding Amber Christensen-Lowery, call the Comanche County Sheriff's Office at (325) 356-7533.

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• Human remains found on Lowery property in Texas

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013
Article comment by: So terribly sorry..

I have known the Christensen family since I was a small child having grown up with Lee. We are sick with grief for Ambers family and send love and caring to those, especially, who still live in this area. I cannot imagine their grief. Love you all.
ps/
@Anonymous: that is uncalled for in this post. Try having some sensitivity for the family.


Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013
Article comment by: N A

@anonymous anonymous and@ray kielsmeier

These things happen in other countries more so than USA, so stop bashing America.
@anonymous anonymous
Cain killed Abel were not in America.
It is amazing that the very people that accuse of the old west being the wild west, from their comments it would seem that they would be the ones to lynch a person. He probably is guilty but He still has to go through a trial you know.


Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Article comment by: Joanna McCumber-Peña

Such a tragedy for the Christensen family. We are praying for the whole family. Deepest sympathies to her siblings from the McCumber family. We are just in complete shock by this awful news on top of the tragic death of her parents just a few short months ago. We are with you. Most sincere condolences to all.

Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

One can find stories like this all over America, the color of the victims and perpetrators and victims often are the same unlike the often touted media that certain races commit more crime than others its often ones own race which kills their victims, Cain killed Abel and had same blood line, race so I doubt mankind can say murder is selective by race or blood line!

Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Article comment by: ray kielsmeier

This evil attempt at financial gain from her parents estate is obvious. A dirtbag who could do this was about to be jettisoned from her life but wasn't about to let that happen.
In this country where most people are broke this type of crime seems to be on the rise. It happened to a friend in June. Monsters among us!


Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Article comment by: Praying for the Family

So sorry to hear this news. I am praying for the family.

West Texas man whose wife was reported missing more than a week ago has been charged with murder in her disappearance.

Comanche County jail records show 34-year-old Michael Logan Lowery of Rising Star was being held Wednesday on $1 million bond. No attorney was listed for Lowery, who was arrested Tuesday night in neighboring Brown County.

Amber Lowery has been missing since July 23. Sheriff's officials on Wednesday did not immediately say what led them to the husband or whether a body has been found.


Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Article comment by: J J

Uh oh! See story on ktxs.com channel 12 in Texas



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