UPDATE: Peconic Teen Still Missing; Search Continues

Police are preparing to potentially issue a Missing Persons bulletin.

One day after a 16-year-old Peconic girl was reported missing, the search is still on as community members rally to wish for her safe return.

"There is nothing new to report on this investigation," Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said Tuesday morning. "She is still missing at this point. If there are no new developments in this case by this afternoon we will be releasing a Missing Person bulletin that we are working on now."

Southold Town police said Monday evening that they had "nothing new to report" in the ongoing search for a missing 16-year-old Peconic girl.

According to Flatley, "Our physical search of her neighborhood has ended, but we are still pursuing other investigative leads along with her family. We will certainly notify all interested parties when there are any developments."

Many concerned residents have asked why police did not release a name or photo of the missing teen.

"We have not released a photo as of yet as we are still pursing investigative leads. The investigation is still relatively young," Flatley said Monday night.

On Monday morning, officers conducted a missing persons' search for a 16-year-old Peconic resident.

The call came in at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday, Flatley said. Searches were conducted near the area where the teen resides, he added, including a flyover seach of the Peconic Bay.

"We're hoping we or family members can make contact with her so we know she's accounted for," Flatley said.


Jim February 26, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Move along people ..... No story here
Bible Banger February 26, 2013 at 03:58 PM
really? No story here? A teen just disappeared, and there's no story? If this was an adult there would be more being done. There are too many possibilites of what could have become of this girl, runaway, hiding at a friends, foul play, boyrfriend?? maybe she was pregnant and scared, maybe she got injured or something happened and she can't get help, or maybe she wanted to just vanish. No matter what the family deserves to know what became of her, THAT IS a story. Wether she went out to party and will be home when she feels like it or if she is never coming home, the family and friends of this young lady have the right to know. Sounds like a big cover up of something greater to me. What police department ends a physical search after just a few short HOURS?? Things don't add up with this, and don't think the whole community isn't talking about it.
Jim February 26, 2013 at 04:22 PM
you missed my sarcasim BB.......I am furious at this response from the police and equally at the reporting. Somebody get to work and report on this event. What happened to this young girl on THE EAST END OF LONG ISLAND, not New York City, Little old Southold. Mr Supervisor can you hear us?
JB February 26, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Additionally, identifying the missing girl would help because kids talk, text, e-mail, etc. My father was on the NYPD for many years and he always said 'Somebody has always seen something or heard something'. Again, this whole concerned community could be helping in the search.
Jim February 26, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Patch doing a bad job on this one
Bestof82 February 26, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Her name and photo is circulating on facebook thanks to friends of hers that posted her picture. If no one knows her face then they can't even say "hey I sat next to her on the bus out of town" or "I saw her with so and so", without a name and face she will be just another cold case.
Susan Fisher Tyler February 26, 2013 at 07:41 PM
As a parent I can't even imagine one of my children being missing and I would imagine I would plaster my kids picture on every social media page, sign and telephone pole around town if, God forbid it ever happened. That being said, there must have been a reason that the police, or the parents (guardians, whoever) didn't publish this girls name and picture until now. The Patch isn't doing a 'bad job'...if 'whoever' doesn't want the information out there, for whatever the reason, The Patch is respecting their wishes. Hopefully the people who have posted the picture on facebook without permission won't do more harm than good. All that being said, I hope that she is found safe & sound and gets the help she needs.
Lawrence C February 26, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Remember Kelly Anne Tinyes..........Robert Golub does. Don't take this lightly, see something , say something!
RaRa February 27, 2013 at 04:07 AM
she left a suicide note. so there is not a lot for police to go on. a person planning to kill themselves are not going to ell their friends where they are going.
Guy February 27, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Her mother, to the best of my knowledge, is a terrible person. I went to high school with her brother and she treated him like complete garbage.
Pandemonium February 27, 2013 at 02:06 PM
This child is still missing. The only comments on this blog should be in regards to her safe return. As adults, if you are adults posting on here, it is your responsibility to be responsible. Ashley could be reading this. I pray Ashley realizes how important her life is and that whatever difficulties she is suffering through right now will one day be part of her past.
News 12 Sucks February 27, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Why isn't this all over News 12? ohhh that's right it doesn't fit there anti gun BS agenda there Currently Running. Gotta Love politics.... Hopefully this girl is safe :( , we need to get the word out...
concerned citizen February 28, 2013 at 03:00 AM
What I do not understand is that in NY alone there are over 25 professional volunteer search and rescue teams, not to mention 1 here on Long Island, www.lik9sar.org, and to my knowledge no one has contacted them to assist. If efforts are to find the missing person why are not all resources being utilized? Truly upsetting.
Alicia Palifka March 01, 2013 at 09:49 PM
What insensitive human being you are Jim!
Mike brown March 04, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Truly. The higher ups in the dept. need to do some soul searching, stop trying to justify your obscene pay packages, and reach out for some damned help. There are a lot of organizations willing to help including community volunteers who have been forbidden to help. I pray every day for Ashley and her family.
Jenni March 06, 2013 at 05:09 PM
She is dead. Where else could she be? Its been over a week. no new leads no nothing. She is gone and I doubt she will ever return. What they need to do is put supportive staff in the high school. This is the second student in a year they have lost. Those students need help to deal with this tragedy and learn to cope and move on.
Susan Fisher Tyler March 06, 2013 at 06:22 PM
She's still a teenager and someone's child, and no mother (think Katie Beers, Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart) will ever give up hope until they find either a body or some other proof. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but to open a comment with a bold statement like you did is cold and heartless.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 06:59 PM
I totally agree with Bible Banger.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 07:02 PM
I remember Kelly Anne… something is wrong here. SOMEONE knows SOMETHING.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Kids are always writing suicide notes but not many of them go missing. There is plenty for the police to "go on" if they were serious about looking.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Be that as it may… it doesn't mean that she doesn't love her daughter and is distraught about her being missing… or it may mean something more onerous.
Joan March 06, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Pandemonium …. what's your point? Guy may have just pointed out another route for the police investigation to take. At this point EVERYTHING is on the table as to finding this girl. SOMEBODY knows SOMETHING.
greggp March 09, 2013 at 03:11 AM
Yeah for real Jenni... What do you have to say now?


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