Ashley Summers Has Been Missing For Over 10 Years
CLEVELAND, OH — Ashley Summers was only a young teenager when she vanished from her hometown in the summer of 2007. The FBI says the then 14-year-old had had an argument with her mom before storming out of their house in Cleveland, Ohio.
Since then, the search has been on, and neither investigators nor her family have given up the hope of finding Ashley. In fact, the FBI recently plastered billboards up and down the East Coast.
Agents thought she may have been spotted at a Rhode Island ATM in 2015, but it was later revealed that it was not Ashley. The person in the photo appeared on the Rhode Island’s Most Wanted website, and although there were striking similarities, the FBI ruled this lead out. The unknown suspect in the photo was wanted by authorities for alleged theft and using stolen identities.
Reports say investigators also looked into the idea that Ashley could have been connected to the Ariel Castro case. Castro was accused of kidnapping and holding three women hostage inside his Cleveland home for years and years. Castro’s home was in the same neighborhood that Ashley vanished from. But there has never been any evidence to link her to that infamous case either.
The FBI notes that Ashley has a heart tattoo with the name “Gene” in the middle. In addition, she has blue eyes and was last known to have brown hair, although now it could be a different color and either shorter or longer. According to the missing poster, she was born on June 16, 1993.
If you know anything about Ashley’s case, please contact the FBI directly.
If you are in search of a missing person, make sure to enter their information into the database of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
For more on the Ashley Summers case, watch the “Edge of Fourteen” episode of Investigation Discovery’s Disappeared on ID GO now!
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