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Amber Farren's family says there were signs of domestic violence

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 16:43:08-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Amber Farren's family says there were multiple signs that she was in trouble before her body was discovered by New York State Police on Friday at her Allegany County property.

Her family points to a neighbor’s 30-second security camera video that is circulating Facebook. According to her family, it shows Amber on the front porch of her Ryan Street home in South Buffalo asking Buffalo Police officers for help. In the video, a neighbor approaches BPD officers, demanding they intervene. The neighbor is also heard saying Amber was pulled back into her home. The poster writes that this is not the entire video. 7 Eyewitness News has reached out to this neighbor.

We reached out to Buffalo Police about this incident. A police source says, Philip Farren was the one who called police that day. Captain Jeff Rinaldo says, according to BPD preliminary investigation, police addressed both him and her. She drove away safely and they addressed him.

Her family remembers Amber Farren as a kind woman, who was turning her life around.

“She was a sweet girl, a big heart. Would do anything for anybody. And for her life to be ended like this,” said Bonne Mineo, Amber Farren’s aunt.

“After everything she did to get her life back together, she would give the shirt off her back to anyone and then this happened. I just can't believe it,” said Ashley Ryan, her sister.

Philip Farren is being held in the Allegany County Jail with no bail.

A GOFUNDME page has been set up to help the victim's family pay for funeral expenses.

Anyone in an abusive relationship in need of help can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.