The morning Kim Ambers turned 50, her oldest son, Richard Ambers, called to wish her a happy birthday. I love you, he told her.
It was a tradition for the Ambers family members to see one another on birthdays, but Kim Ambers’ celebration would have to wait. Richard was working and had a Halloween party afterward. The whole family would go out for breakfast the next day, on Oct. 29, 2016.
There was another call that morning.