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Mom Of Missing Teen: 'She Needs Her Medication'

Still no word on Ashley Murray, 16, who went missing on Monday.

Three days after her daugher Ashley, 16, went missing on Monday, Charlotte Murray said Thursday morning that there has been no sign of the Peconic teen.

"Nothing," she said. "Not a word."

And, as the clock ticks, the anguished mom said she's desperately worried because her daughter left home without medication she needs to keep her anemia under control.

"She could pass out anywhere," she said. "That's our biggest concern."

The community, Murray said, has come out to help her through the dark days of worry, bringing food, calling, and staying with her so she does not face the uncertainty alone. 

But so far, she said, there has been no sign of her daughter. "There's been nothing," she said. "Nothing."

Meanwhile, friends and neighbors are working together to organize a search party.

According to the Facebook page "Ashley Come Home," the search party will meet on Thursday at Southold High School by the flag pole at 3 p.m.

Also on Wednesday afternoon, Southold Town police issued a missing person update on Ashley.

The release stated that police are continuing to search for Ashley, who was last seen at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday at her Spring Lane home in Peconic.

Ashley is described as a white female, approximatley 5'4" tall, weighing about 140 lbs. She has brown to redish brown hair, blue eyes and has a scar on her right wrist.

Ashley wears hearing aids in both ears, the release said. She was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black boots.

Southold police said they have received dozens of tips from the public and are currently following up on a number of leads.

The investigation is being conducted with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, several other East End police departments, as well as Suffolk County and New York State Law Enforcement Agencies.

A Missing Person Alert, which includes photographs of Ashley can be viewed on the town website by clicking here

Investigators are encouraging anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Ashley Murray to contact the Southold Town Police Department at (631)765-2600. All calls will be kept confidential and any assistance is appreciated.

Since news spread that 16-year-old Ashley went missing Monday morning, the North Fork community and caring residents across the East End and beyond have come together in an outpouring of concern and love, desperate to bring her home safely.

On Tuesday, friends created a Facebook page, "Ashley Come Home," filled with messages, photos, and shared information, gathered in the hope of helping to find her.

Hundreds of Facebook users have shared Ashley's photo and her story, working together to bring her home safely.

Ashley's mom, Charlotte Murray, said her daughter left a suicide note, which claimed she was upset with the world, mentioning a "watery grave" and a stranger "taking her to a deep abyss."

Murray said her daughter had been posting dark Facebook status updates, saying that she was "no longer afraid," and "was just going to do it."

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marie walsh February 28, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Why is it that channel 12 news is not involved?
Jim February 28, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Channel 12 just did a story on it this morning...3 days?
Amy Feldstein February 28, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Why is all this crucial information coming out now? Why wasn't an Amber Alert issued the moment her mom realized her child was missing? Why wasn't her picture distributed?
Michael Bredemeyer February 28, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Stranger Taking To Deep Abyss Sounds Suspicious
miiils February 28, 2013 at 04:31 PM
I agree with all the above! Praying for her safe return! But nothing on News 12! Nothing any where else! Thank you North Fork Patch as you guys were the only ones alerting the public !
Joan February 28, 2013 at 06:05 PM
An Amber Alert is only issued when there is an abduction. They don't believe that to be the case in this matter.
marie walsh February 28, 2013 at 06:47 PM
I printed some posters and placed them in King Kullen, 7eleven, the library, and the chase bank by where I live in the Mastic, Shirley area..
Susan Fisher Tyler March 01, 2013 at 03:21 AM
They are...there was a bit yesterday and another today...they filmed at the 'Search Party' meeting across from the school.

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