Since Peconic teen Ashley Murray went missing Monday, the Southold Town police have launched an extensive investigation that has covered over 25 geographical areas and included over 30 individuals so far.
On Friday, Southold police issued an update in the form of a release, detailing investigation efforts.
Police said since receiving a report on Monday morning that Ashley did not arrive at Southold High School, after the department's initial response to her home, it became "evident that Ashley was truly missing and may have left her home with intentions of harming herself."
Immediately, police said they launched an investigation in conjunction with a physical search of neighboring areas, which included a K-9 unit, a dive team, and a marine unit all joining in the search, as well as assistance from the Suffolk County Police Department's aviation unit, which commenced an aerial search.
As the search continued into the fifth day, with no sign of Ashley, police said they have "employed all assets" afforded to the department to include assistance from units within the Suffolk County police department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York State Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Shelter Island Town police department, and all members of the Southold Town police department.
Overall, police said investigators have interviewed over 30 family, friends, acquaintances and concerned citizens throughout New York State and searched in excess of 25 geographical locations in Southold Town alone.
"The Southold Town police department, with the assistance of our law enforcement partners, are committed to continue this extensive investigation and have always encouraged all members of the public to contact our department with any information as to Ashley Murray's whereabouts," the release stated.