Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Part of the Ryan story

Authorities are still looking for a 17-year-old girl who went missing on New Year's Eve.

Family members say Ashley Marie Ryan, a senior **** High School, went to the movies with friends at Mayfaire cinema and walked out the back door of the theatre.

They say she then went to a pawn shop to trade in an iPod she got for Christmas.  She used the money to buy a bus ticket to Kissimmee, Florida, just outside of Orlando. A spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department said Ryan is most likely a runaway.

Her parents have gone down to Florida to try to find her. In the meantime, family members here are devastated.

"Ashley is seventeen. She's naive. She's a sweet little girl and we just want our kid back," said Ahley's Aunt. "She's just a kid. She's just a little girl. And we want her home. We want to get her where we can help her."

Anyone with information on Ashley's whereabouts should contact the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3600.

As submitted to the FORUM section of the News Site: Ashley  Submitted by The Ryan Family (not verified) on 7 January 2008 - 11:37pm.

Thank you Hampstead and Wilmington for all your prayers, and thank you WWAY for your accurate reporting. We received calls today that she was reported found, but sadly that is not true. Please continue your prayers and good thoughts for Ashley. Yes, we checked her computer. She is traveling alone.


cuteallison1980 said...

I hope they find her safe and sound.


deshelestraci said...

Goodness.  I'll be in prayer for the family and her.

emabecmar said...

So sad. I do hope she is found and is ok. (((((hugs))))

imgr8phil said...

Stories like this are becomming all to prevelant.  I hope that she is found alive, safe and sound.  It does sound like she had a plan, selling an Ipod for a bus ticket.


jckfrstross said...

i really hope they find her safe and sound:)


randlprysock said...

I will pray for Ashley.  Keep us posted Sharon and hugs to you!!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((TPIEZ4ME)))))))))))))Just kbow,I am praying.

garnett109 said...

they'll find her

chat2missie said...

They'll find her soon!

queeniemart said...

this child is on my mind in a big way...thanks for the update and let us know as you know more. I hope her parents find her safely!
XOOO love,lisa

peytonswater said...

I strongly feel she was going down there to meet someone. I pray it is not a man.  No word on if the took the computer or if her friends know anything???
Man, this is awful :(

springangel235 said...

Oh my, I hope she is found soon....continued prayers...will be checking back for more details..and hopefully good news.
Hugs and love,