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.



Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Thank you for your honesty. Don't let anyone get to you.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 01:41 AM
Your right and mike is a fool. Why doesn't he save his lol's for a more appropriate situation.
peggsmac March 07, 2013 at 01:44 AM
i have it on good autherty that she ran away with several of eileen wingates and david abatellis clients now this may not be true but what is true is these two have without a doubt made this whole thing more the probable as they are activly supporting ms 13 houses and that is the smallest of thier crimes so get used to storys like this till we get rid of these scumbags once and for all i for one will not give thse animals a seconds respite so long as they breath my air the rest of you including this girls family get what you diserve so long as you allow scum like this to activly steal from all of us
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 01:56 AM
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 01:56 AM
All leads should be investigated. This is a lead.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 01:57 AM
Does bad punctuation make a lead not worth following up ? Think before you type susan
Michael Bredemeyer March 07, 2013 at 01:58 AM
GangsIThinkShe'sTalkingAbout The Gangs
Hooterville Native March 07, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Mike Brown...I have a question for you, Why would anyone allow any child to go look for possibly a body...All of the kids are having a hard enough time with Ashley missing, I would hate to see any of them find a dead body. I think that would be more devastating than her just being missing.
Susan Fisher Tyler March 07, 2013 at 02:02 AM
I obviously did think before I typed, she did not. I will never understand why people like to portray themselves as uneducated non-spellers. I know that's not the issue, but her 'statement' is one big run-on sentence and makes no sense. If she does in fact have this on good 'authority', then she should be calling the Police Department and not just posting it on the Patch. With no offense to the Patch, I don't think the Police are checking here for leads.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:06 AM
It was posted as a search party. If parents brought their children out for that then that is their Business, not mine. It is called a search party, I am not the first to suggest it. They however may be the first to refuse it.
Hooterville Native March 07, 2013 at 02:09 AM
peggsmac I don't know if what you wrote of is true, but I hope you have the facts straight ...have you heard of defamation of character ???
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:10 AM
Well they should be. How irresponsible and uneducated of you. If the police do not check a local media outlet them shame on them. That's like not checking Facebook for leads. We are in an age of social media and if they are not looking at that then god help us all. Good thing your not a cop, hopefully
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:16 AM
It took me less than a minute to set this site to send me an email after every comment pertaining to this story, if the police can't do something that simple then wtf are we. Saying them 100,000 a year for. Your sick hooterville. Join the force and take a nap, then you could avoid social media.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Paying them for I meant
Hooterville Native March 07, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Mike Brown, Hello...These are KIDS.. Kids that are scared for their friend and never had to deal with anything like this all they are thinking are to find their friend. It sounds like you were there at the school, if so did you suggest that they did not send those children out because of what they might find???. I for one am glad the kids did not search..
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Me too. Kids should not search your right 100% ! Why were adults not allowed to search ? That is unprecedented !!!!!
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:21 AM
And yes I was at the school.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:26 AM
No one ever suggested that children help in the search. I received a notification that any one wanting to help with a search should meet at the school. I did not bring my children, that would be irresponsible.
Hooterville Native March 07, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Mike Brown, I am sorry, obviously you didn't do well on the police test.. You sound like you wanted to be a cop and aren't!!!
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:29 AM
Wow, way to avoid topic Hooverville. I am not an officer nor have I ever wanted to be, so if you want to say something smart in response to my comments now is your chance. Go ahead one smart comment ?
Hooterville Native March 07, 2013 at 02:40 AM
Mike brown, I can't believe you would think that they police aren't following any and all posts and leads pertaining to Ashley.. I didn't bring up the pay for the cops or suggest they can't do simple things, you did. This is about you insinuating that the police are doing nothing and you can do better.. My concern is that Ashley be found safe and sound..With or without the police..
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Say something smart to rebuttal my statements, you would resort to personal attacks rather than defend your point, because you don't have one. Get some rest and try again before you talk with the adults
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:44 AM
So why couldn't adults search ? Your all over the place. Go to bed, I am. I can't listen to any more nonsence. Let me know what kind of stickers you get from the PBA this year.
Mike brown March 07, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Susan insinuated they are not following all leads not me. Read before you type.
Susan Fisher Tyler March 07, 2013 at 02:51 AM
I did not insinuate they are not following all leads. In fact, I didn't insinuate anything. I said exactly what I wanted to say. And this argument proves my point. I'm sure that the police look at the social media for leads, HOWEVER, do you think they have time to read a ridiculous conversation like this? 20 comments of insults and snide comments? THAT would be a complete waste of taxpayers dollars.
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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