Name: Ashley Summers
Last seen: July 9, 2007
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Still missing
Disappeared: Season 9 Episode 1: “Edge of Fourteen”
Ashley Summers was last seen in Cleveland, Ohio on July 9, 2007. She was 14 years old at the time of her disappearance.
Ashley is 5’5″ tall and weighs 130 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. She has a heart tattoo on her right arm with the name “Gene.”
Ashley Summers was last seen near her residence in west Cleveland on July 9, 2007. At the time of her disappearance she lived with her great-uncle in the 2100 block of West 96th Street near Madison Avenue. After getting into an argument that evening she packed her clothes and left.
A month later she called her mother to let her know she was OK.
In November of 2007 Ashley’s step-grandmother says she was driving in her car when she spotted Ashley on West 44th Street. According to the grandmother, Ashley had had cut her hair short and dyed it blonde. By the time she turned her car around Ashley she was gone.
Investigators looked into the possibility that Ashley’s case may have been related to the disappearance of two other Cleveland teenagers who disappeared in 2003 & 2004; Amanda Berry and Georgina DeJesus. In 2013 they were found safe after Amanda escaped from Ariel Castro’s home and called 911.
Castro had held them captive the entire time they were missing. He was arrested on May 6, 2013, and pleaded guilty to 937 of the 977 charges against him, including charges of kidnapping, rape, and aggravated murder. He was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years. One month into his life sentence Castro was found hanging in his detention cell.
Although Ashley disappeared in the same area as Berry & DeJesus, investigators have been unable to find anything that ties Castro to Ashley’s case.
Authorities believe Ashley left of her own accord, but she hasn’t been seen or heard from since 2007 and it’s possible she’s being held against her will. Her case remains unsolved.
Anyone with information regarding Ashley Summers is asked to contact the Cleveland FBI field office at (216) 522-1400 or the Cleveland Police Department at 216-623-5005.
Reward money is available for information leading to the location of Ashley and/or the identification of the person or people responsible for her disappearance. Tips can remain anonymous.
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News & Media Links
FBI Investigating Two New Locations in Case of Teen Missing Since 2007 – News 5
FBI Looking at New Clues in Ashley Summers’ Disappearance – Fox 8
Uncle of Missing Teen Ashley Summers Charged With Rape – WKYC
FBI Reviewing New Clues in Ashley Summers Disappearance – Fox 8
Girl Who Vanished at 14 May Have Been Spotted Eight Years Later – NBC News
FBI: Woman in Surveillance Video Not Missing Cleveland Teen – The News Herald
Ashley Summers: New Clues in 2007 Disappearance – CNN
Was Girl Missing Since 2007 Spotted at Rhode Island ATM? – CBS News
Investigators Seeking Tips in Ashley Summers Case – Cleveland
Family Pleads for Info on Missing Cleveland Woman – True Crime Daily
Teen Still Missing After Vanishing in 2007 – Investigation Discovery
FBI Reveals Possible New Leads in Disappearance of Ashley Summers – MSN
Ashley Summers’ Disappearance Draws New Interest – ABC News
FBI: Is Missing Ohio Girl Person Seen at Rhode Island ATM? – USA Today
Ashley Summers: Search For Missing Ohio Girl – Yahoo
Authorities in Ohio Looking at Another Missing Woman – San Diego Union Tribune
A Missing Child’s Family Speaks Out – The Lakewood Observer
Family of Fourth Missing Cleveland Teen Hopes FBI Can Connect Case – LA Times
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