It was November 2006 and Amber Ryan was looking forward to seeing her boyfriend Ty for a rare mid-week date. So she perfected her hair, dressed up and called to let him know she was ready. But Ty wasn’t the one who answered the phone, and the person on the other end had some terrible news.
Amber, from Westphalia, Texas, lived her life like any other typical high school girl. She went to classes and, earlier in 2006 had started dating a boy who lived close by, called Ty Ryan.