Supervisor On Missing Teen: 'We Are Doing Everything We Can To Find Her'

Police re-searched Ashley Murray's Peconic neighborhood on Tuesday.

The Town of Southold is committed to bringing missing Peconic teen Ashley Murray, 16, home safely.

So said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell during his state of the town address Tuesday night.

"We are doing everything we can to find the young lady who is missing," Russell said.

The supervisor said he had been in touch with the Southold Town police. "This town board has made it clear they will have whatever resources they need," he said.

Russell commended the Southold police for their extensive investigation, and said police continued to work with other agencies, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Suffolk County Police.

"They are doing everything they can do to bring this young girl home safely," Russell said.

Ashley disappeared on Feb. 25 after leaving a suicide note. In the days since, friends and concerned residents have created Facebook pages, distributed and reached out to help.

On Wednesday, Ashley's brother Jaime Cradehl said there was no news to report. Over the weekend, her family issued a statement, thanking the police and public and asking for privacy.

Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said Wednesday that the massive search for Ashley continued, despite the fact that there has still been no word from the missing teen.

"We are still working with two members of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Suffolk County Police Department on this investigation and are still actively following investigative leads," Flatley said. "Yesterday we used officers to re-search and re-canvass neighborhoods in the Peconic area near Ashley’s house."

Anyone with information regarding Ashley Murray's whereabouts is asked to call 631-765-2600.



Susan Fisher Tyler March 07, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Adults were asked not to search so as not to disturb a potential lead or contaminate possible evidence. That has been in every article that was written.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Rewind just 1 comment where you wrote and I quote " I don't think the police are checking here for leads. " a person wrote that they have good authority. You don't prove any point go back to school I'm done here you people can't remember what you wrote an hour ago. Please stop, Im done. I pray Ashley come home safe and I hope we can unite and just help out.
J-Bone March 07, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Please don't pay attention to Kenneth Macalpin aka peggs. His is a Village of Greenport crazy who has gone to jail before and has a habit of harassing the two individuals mentioned. I have on very good authority that he has no idea what he is talking about and has absolutely no information with regards to this girl. Everyone please disregard him.
Robert Thompson March 07, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Someonethatcares09 March 07, 2013 at 02:55 PM
you're all immature. Sitting here and try to act mature and call someone out won't help this situation. Kids can read this and if they see how others are reacting to this. It won't make them have any hope. And adults aren't setting a good example. All I see is fighting and criticism. Let the police do their work and don't say anything if you do not know the situation. Yeah, they might or might not check the website for leads but if they don't then why does it matter? I don't think they want to see people act so immature to all this.. Whether the police checks this or not, it’s not of our concern. We should all be helping in some way or just let the police do their job instead of criticizing their work. What if they have some type of information that no one here knows but they can't tell because 1) we'll sit here and argue over it and 2) it's up to Mrs. Murray to say whether we all should be informed or not. Let the police do their job.


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