Ashley Nicole Summers was born on the 16th of June, 1993. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and was known to frequently stay with her relatives.
On the 4th of July, 2007, fourteen-year-old (14) Ashley attended a pool party to which she was the only guest. At around 6pm that evening, Ashley decided to go and visit her aunt Christina, who lived just a ten-minute walk from the pool, but she never made it.
Ashley was last seen in the area of West 96th Street and Madison Avenue.
Due to frequently staying with relatives, Ashley’s disappearance wasn’t reported until two (2) days later – The 6th of July 2007.
Ashley’s great-uncle, Kevin Donathon, said that he spoke to Ashley the morning she went missing. Kevin grabbed Ashley’s phone and broke it, which meant that Ashley could not contact any family or friends through her mobile phone.
Ashley was considered a runaway to start with, due to her history with her family in the weeks leading up to her disappearance. She was also involved in rebellious acts, such as getting a tattoo of a heart and the word “Gene” through it, in reference to Gene Gill a boy she was dating at the time, without her mother’s permission.
The FBI later speculated that Ashley may have been kidnapped and that her kidnapping may be related to the kidnappings of Amanda Berry who was kidnapped in 2003 and Gina DeJesus who was kidnapped in 2004. Both women were kidnapped from Cleveland.
On the 6th of May 2013, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were found alive and were rescued from a house on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland. However, no trace of Ashley was ever found inside of the house.
On the 7th of November 2018, the FBI and the police went to Holmden Avenue, a location that Ashley had been known to visit. They went to the back of one of the properties and uncovered some new information about times and possible sightings of Ashley before she disappeared.
As of November 2021, Ashley is still considered a missing person and authorities are still investigating her case.
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