A worried and desperate California father has penned a handwritten letter to the public, pleading with them to keep their eyes peeled in the search for his missing daughter.
Amanda Custer, 31, vanished last Monday after an alleged domestic violence incident with her 27-year-old boyfriend Robert Camou. Disturbingly, Camou was allegedly recorded rapping about killing “his bitch’ the same day Custer vanished. He was arrested in connection with Custer’s disappearance shortly after, following a five-hour standoff with police in Los Angeles, KTLA reports.
Despite Camou's arrest, the search for Custer continues. Her father Rick Custer put out a letter on Sunday begging anyone with information to come forward.
“I and the rest of her family are asking anybody in the Mt. Baldy and Lytle Creek areas to be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes open at this time, as we are all still searching for Amanda,” Rick wrote in the letter, which was then shared by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Monday.
“If you were up there on Monday and saw a grey Prius acting suspicious, please report it,” he continued. “We are pleading with anybody who might have a tip that might help to report it, as we are very distraught and need to bring our Amanda home.”
Investigators were called to Camou's home last Monday following reports of domestic violence. While they didn’t find the couple, they did allegedly find blood, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. A witness allegedly watched Camou putting a lifeless-looking Custer into the back of cargo hatch of a gray Toyota Prius, according to KTLA.
While police were out on a desperate search for the couple Monday night, Camou reportedly took the stage to perform karaoke at The King Eddy Saloon in Los Angeles.
“I killed my bitch and buried that bitch in the f--king dirt,” a man believed to be Camou can be heard rapping in a video shot by another bar patron, Michael Moore. Additionally, he rapped about the cops looking for him and needing to “shut [his] mouth” before walking off. Nobody at the establishment appears to be impressed.
During the hours-long standoff which resulted in Camou’s arrest, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office said they “introduced a chemical agent into” his car.
The couple had dated for about two years. Numerous allegations of domestic violence involving the couple were made and Custer reportedly sought a restraining order against Camou earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s office, like Custer’s dad, are also pleading for help finding the missing woman.
“We do not know where victim Amanda is, nor the status of her well being and still need the public’s help,” they wrote.
Anyone with information is urged to call 323-890-5500, or, if they wish to remain anonymous, 800-222-TIPS (8477). One can also use their smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” mobile app on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
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