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News Release

Friday, April 5, 2002

Media Relations

LAPD and Family Members Seek Media's Help in Locating Missing Girl

"LAPD and Family Members Seek Media's Help in Locating Missing Girl"


Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Southeast Juvenile Detectives are looking for a reported missing-runaway 13 year-old girl. Ashley Carson was last seen on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at a friend’s residence, located in the 1700 block of 84 street, where she had permission to stay for the weekend. Ashley is described as a female, Black, with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, of light to medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a red blouse, blue jeans, and blue shoes. Ashley was known to visit chat/party web sites.

Anyone with information regarding Ashley’s whereabouts is urged to contact Southeast Detectives at 213-485-6902 during regular business hours. During off-hours and weekends, the 24-hour toll free number at Detective Information Desk is 1-877-LAWFULL.

Ashley’s mother, Mary Carson, is available for interviews by the media. She can be reached at 323-566-4795. Mrs. Carson will provide photographs of Ashley Carson.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Eduardo Funes, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.