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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:36 am


An East End therapist posts an open letter to Ashley, shares warning signs of teen suicide with parents.
By Lisa Finnr March 5, 2013

One week and one day since Peconic teen Ashley Murray went missing, the search continues -- and a local therapist sends out a message in hopes of bringing her home.

Ashley, 16, disappeared after leaving a suicide note.

On Tuesday, Southold Town Police said while there has still been no sign of Ashley, the department "is still actively investigating this Missing Person case and have added more resources to our investigative side with another investigator from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Persons being assigned to us and continued assistance from various units within the Suffolk County Police Deparment."

Ashley's brother, Jaime Cradehl, said as of Tuesday, there was "nothing new to inform anyone of," and said his family's statement stands.

Meanwhile, with days passing, family and even those who have never met Ashley have come together in a wide circle of concern, creating Facebook pages and handing out flyers.

East Hampton therapist Mary Bromley, who worke with kidnapping victim Katie Beers after the girl came to find live and find support in East Hampton, said both she and Beers had discussed Ashley on the radio; Beers posted Ashley's photo on her own Facebook page.

Bromley also reached out to Ashley on the "Ashley Come Home" Facebook page.

On Tuesday, she wrote another note to the teen, in hopes that Ashley might read it:
"Dear Ashley: If you are reading this and if you feel nervous about going home, you may want to talk to someone. I want to tell you that you are not alone. The awful feelings you have right now will eventually go away. Many other kids have gone through what you are feeling. Just pick up the phone and call your family or the police. If you want someone to help you do that, call me at 631-324-8720. I promise I can help. I am a therapist and have helped other kids who feel the same way you feel right now. Someday, you may help someone else, Ashley. Life works like that. We all hope to hear from you soon."
Bromley also discussed warning signs of depression that parents should be aware of in their children.

Signs of depression in a child differ from those exhibited in an adult, she said. "Teenagers may not appear 'sad,'" she said. " However, they may become irritable, withdraw from social activities, engage in self harm, such as cutting, neglect hygiene, engage in risky behaviors or substance abuse and exibit violence towardself or others or animals."

Teens battling depression might also engage in overeating, be anorexic, bulimic, withdraw from school, display anger, mood, and behavioral changes, she said.

Parents whose children are depressed or suicidal should notice, pay attention, and discuss without emotion, Bromley said.

"The main issue is that parents should not be afraid," she said. "Calmly bring up the issues of concern, without emotion. Kids want help even if they don't respond well. They hardly ever respond well. Explain to them that you are aware of behavior changes. Offer to be someone who listens and loves them."

Sharing personal experiences helps, Bromley said. "Tell them what you went through as a teenager. Be honest -- they love this," she said.

Parents should also offer therapy and allow their kids to interview and choose their own licensed therapist.

"Finally if your child is monitored and found to have major depression or suicidal ideation, medication may be indicated," Bromley said. "Most of the time, medication is not needed."

Bromley said she "cannot stress how relieved kids feel when you notice they seem depressed. Just this attention is often all that is needed. Do not assume you can leave them alone and it will 'go away.' Depression is treatable," she said.

She added, "It is essential to teach your child that life brings many difficulties, and being able to talk and share with another trusted person is the first great lesson of life. They are not alone. The parent is not alone. This is a huge psychological and spiritual insight, which comes as a great relief."

Bromley said other teens are the "first line of defense" in the form of social media -- and can help bring Ashley home. "This is really important," she said. "If your teen has knowledge of another teen talking about suicide or abuse, it cannot be kept secret."



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By Grant Parpan and Jennifer Gustavson | 03/05/2013 2:30 PM

Eight days after teenager Ashley Murray was last seen at her house in Peconic, the Southold Police Department says it’s working hard to locate her, though they say less information is pouring in from the public and the number of local places to search is dwindling.

In an interview with The Suffolk Times Tuesday morning, Police Chief Martin Flatley and Captain Frank Kruszewski said the search for the 16-year-old Southold High School student has extended beyond the length of any missing persons investigation in their time with the department.

“[There’s never been one] this long or drawn out,” Chief Flatley said. “They’re found the same day most of the time.”

He said there’s no evidence Ashley has contacted friends and family or visited any social media sites since she was last seen by her brother shortly after 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Ashley was alone with her brother in the family’s house on Spring Lane when she left at the time she normally leaves for school, but she never boarded her school bus that morning, Chief Flatley said.

Nobody has heard from her since.

“Her reluctance to contact friends and family has made this investigation more challenging,” Chief Flatley said. “We’re hoping she’s with someone else and that she’ll soon reach out to someone.”

This missing person poster has been posted in many locations throughout Suffolk County.

Southold Police have partnered in the investigation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FBI, the Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Chief Flatley said investigators have looked into leads from as far away as New Jersey and have also followed reports of possible Ashley sightings in Water Mill and East Islip. Police say they also looked into a possible connection with a 26-year-old Sag Harbor man who disappeared last week but was later located in New York City. So far none of the leads have checked out, the chief said.

Chief Flatley is still asking that anyone with information on Ashley’s possible whereabouts contact police at 765-2600. He said many of the tips received to date have been from friends informing police of places Ashley liked to hang out. More than two dozen isolated locations nearby have been searched thoroughly using police dogs, he said.

Because of the rural location of the Murray home, which is surrounded by trees and is in close proximity to creeks and the bay, Suffolk Police canine and aviation units were brought on early in the search process, he said.

Chief Flatley also said police went door-to-door in Ashley’s neighborhood, even searching vacant summer homes and nearby barns.

Suffolk Police and the FBI have been involved in forensic searches of computers and cell phones. The FBI’s behavioral science resources have also helped aid the investigation, Chief Flatley said.

State police and the FBI were used to interview Ashley’s estranged father in upstate New York last week and they ruled out a possible connection to her disappearance, Chief Flatley said.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent Lee Manning, a veteran missing persons investigator from Massachusetts, to aid in the investigation last week. A second investigator from the organization, a retired NYPD detective, is also joining the search effort, Chief Flatley said. NCME is authorized by Congress to perform programs and services to assist law enforcement and families of missing or sexually exploited children, their website states.

“[Mr. Manning] is one of the top experts in his field,” the chief said.

Mr. Manning has been networking with other experts from around the country throughout the investigation, Chief Flatley said.

“[They’re discussing] where she’s likely to be and what she’s likely to be doing,” he said.

The involvement of the District Attorney’s office has centered around the need for subpoenas to investigate phone and computer records. They also can help secure search warrants, the chief said.

Chief Flatley said he’s open to the idea of public search parties aiding in the investigation, but so far has asked the public to focus instead on handing out missing persons fliers.

“The problem is once someone goes into an area it becomes contaminated,” he said, adding that human searches can decrease the effectiveness of canine units.

Moving forward, Chief Flatley said, police will continue to focus on interviewing friends and family and developing more leads to her possible whereabouts or if she left the area with someone else. He said there are no other active missing persons investigations in the town.

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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:48 am

As bullying and runaway theories arise in the disappearance of Ashley Murray, her father is identified as confessed killer from Shelter Island.

By Lisa Finn Email the author March 1, 2013

Four days after Peconic teen Ashley Murray, 16, went missing without a trace, friends and loved ones are frantically questioning what in her young life led to her decision to leave home.

Some believe Ashley might have been bullied. At a gathering of friends and supporters organized to hand out flyers in Southold on Thursday, friend Brianne Catapano said Ashley had been a victim of bullying since at least seventh grade.

Since she was younger, Catapano said Ashley had been bullied for a number of reasons, including her physical appearance, dress, and hearing aids she wears.

"Kids are cruel," she said.

Ashley's brother, Jaime Cradehl, addressed the bullying speculation Thursday night. "As far as bullying is concerned, I think we can all agree that it is debilitating and abhorrent. However, I don't know of many teenagers who haven't dealt with it, and even Ashley found herself on both sides of that fence."

Cradehl said he and others believe that perhaps Ashley staged the suicide note -- that she might have run away and is staying with a friend or someone who might have come and helped her leave home. "That is the higher probability and what we have continued to believe."

Ashley's mother said Monday that the possibility existed that someone might have helped her daughter in leaving home.

While Ashley's father has not commented publicly on his daughter's disappearance, family has confirmed his identity as Kenneth Payne III of Shelter Island.

Fifteen years ago, on April 27, 1998, Payne, then 42, shot and killed his longtime friend Curtis Cook, who had been arrested and charged with molesting an 8-year-old girl from their neighborhood two weeks earlier.

According to ABC News, Payne said he became worried about his then 15-month-old daughter and his girlfriend, whom he said Cook threatened. Armed with a .12-gauge shotgun, he walked over to Cook's cabin, which was behind his own, and confronted him.

An article in The New York Times following Payne's arrest refers to Charlotte Murray as Payne's girlfriend.

While he confessed to the crime, his conviction of depraved indifference murder confused was vacated. Six years into his sentence, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled the charge did not apply to the crime. Because Payne was found not guilty at the same trial on a more serious charge of intentional murder, prosecutors could not try him, again. He was released from prison and returned to Shelter Island in October 2004.

On Thursday, Cradehl said Payne "has not had contact with Ashley in years. He is her father by blood and no more. They shared no relationship and we don't know where he is."

Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said Thursday that police had been in touch with her father and, since Ashley has ties on Shelter Island, "have been actively exploring the Shelter Island connection since the very beginning."

Payne could not immediately be reached for comment and at least one of his family members, who asked not to be identified, would not comment.

But as questions about Ashley's disappearance continue to arise among Ashley's anguished friends, a crowd gathered outside Southold High School Thursday afternoon to form a search party in the hopes of bringing missing Peconic teen Ashley Murray home safely.

Everyone present shared a message of love for Ashley, and a plea to bring her home safely.

"Everyone rallying together is truly a sight to behold," Cradehl said. "The irony is Ashley ran away thinking people wouldn't be there for her, and here they all are."

The search party, which was organized by Catapano, founder of the Facebook page, "Ashley Come Home," canvassed the area with flyers in the hopes that someone might recognize the 16-year-old, who went missing Monday.

Catapano said she had been told by Southold Town police that they were not able to do a traditional search, because the investigation is ongoing and such a search might "contaminate" evidence.

"We have to let the police do their work," Catapano said. Handing out flyers, she added that volunteers should distribute them around Southold, Greenport, the East End, or anywhere that might help. "We just want to spread the word," she said. "We want to make sure her face is known."

Rather than focusing on the uncertainty, Catapano said she is channeling all her energy into helping to find her friend. "I feel she's still out there and we will find her," she said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Southold Town police issued a missing person update on Ashley.

The release stated that police are continuing to search for Ashley ,who was last seen at about 8 a.m.. on Monday at her Spring Lane home in Peconic.

Ashley is described as a white female, about 5'4" tall, weighing about 140 lbs. She has brown to redish brown hair, blue eyes and has a scar on her right wrist.

Ashley wears hearing aids in both ears, the release said. She was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black boots.

Southold police said they have received dozens of tips from the public and are currently following up on a number of leads.

The investigation is being conducted with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, several other East End police departments, as well as Suffolk County and New York State Law Enforcement Agencies.

A Missing Person Alert, which includes photographs of Ashley can be viewed on the town website by clicking here.

Investigators are encouraging anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Ashley Murray to contact the Southold Town Police Department at (631)765-2600. All calls will be kept confidential and any assistance is appreciated.

Murray, said her daughter's suicide note claimed she was upset with the world, mentioning a "watery grave" and a stranger "taking her to a deep abyss."

Murray said her daughter had posted dark Facebook status updates, saying that she was "no longer afraid," and "was just going to do it."

On Thursday morning, Murray said there had still been no word from her daughter, who left without important medication for anemia.

Murray said her daughter's last text, to another girl, was sent from Southold and also mentioned suicide.

When asked what she would say to her friend, if she could, Catapano said, "We all miss you, Ashley. We want you to come home." And, she added, "I'm going to do everything I can to find you."

Police said Friday morning an update on the investigation was expected to be issued by afternoon.

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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:46 am

Ashley Murray Has Gone Missing on the North Fork and It’s Terrifying

MARCH 4, 2013 By David Rattiner

North Fork teen went missing one week ago today, and it’s getting pretty terrifying for everyone on the North Fork.

Ashley Murray went missing Monday, February 25th 2013 and left only a suicide note. She left without phone chargers, medication for her anemia, clothes or even a toothbrush according to a post on Facebook placed by her family. Her family still feels strongly that she is still alive, even though she left a suicide note and also feel that somebody is helping her runaway.

I’m not exactly sure why there is an enormous assumption that she just ran away and hasn’t been kidnapped or committed suicide amongst those voicing their opinion on Facebook about her having gone missing. There are a few comments online that bullying in Southold is a huge problem.

Ashley is 5’4 and 140 pounds, with auburn hair. She was last wearing red baggy sweat pants, and a black-and-gray corduroy zippered sweatshirt with a hood.

Many of the posts on Facebook are consistently suggesting that she ran away and did not kill herself.
Beth Kube-Borowy said on Facebook that, “Southold school dist. needs to get a serious handle on the bullying problem that exists in this school. They should take a lesson from the Mattituck/Cutchogue school district about this. They don’t wait for the kids to report it, they moniter what’s going on & try to nip in the bud before kids are really hurt. They have ZERO tolerance concerning bullying! Of course it’s not perfect, but they are making a huge effort to stop these actions. I can only pray that Ashley is safe & has not harmed herself due to these issues. All my thoughts & prayers go out to her family & friends, god bless!!”

For a teen to be missing for a week on the North Fork who has a family, friends and a school system that knows who she is, that is pretty terrifying.

If you have any information please call 631-765-2600

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Normal Missing Teen's Mom Says Daughter Left Suicide Note

Post by Wrapitup on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:54 am

Peconic teen Ashley Murray has been missing since Monday, sparking a police search.

By Lisa Finn Email the author February 26, 2013

The worst part for Peconic resident Charlotte Murray, whose 16-year-old daughter, Ashley, has been missing since Monday morning, was when night fell and her daughter still hadn't returned home.

"We don't know where she is," Murray said. "All I can think of is, 'Where did she go?'"

Ashley left a suicide note, Murray said on Tuesday, which claimed she was upset with the world, mentioning a "watery grave" and a stranger "taking her to a deep abyss."

"It sounds like she was writing song lyrics," her mom said.

Murray said her daughter had been posting dark Facebook status updates, saying that she was "no longer afraid," and "was just going to do it."

Southold Police were on the scene near Murray's Peconic home Monday with a dive team and search dogs. By Monday night, the physical search had been called off and an "investigative search" continued. The teen was still missing as of Tuesday afternoon.

"We're hoping that she's just being dramatic and she's just hiding away," Charlotte Murray said.

Her daughter, Murray said, left with no money but had her iPhone. The phone, however, has no signal and cannot be traced. Murray said it could be turned off or under water – a mother's greatest fear.

"The worst part was when it got dark last night," she said. "I just thought, 'She should come home now. It's nighttime.' I don't know if she got to sleep in a bad last night or if she's in the back of a car."

When last seen, Ashley, who is 5'4 and 140 pounds, with auburn hair, was wearing red baggy sweat pants, and a black-and-gray corduroy zippered sweatshirt with a hood.

Her daughter, Murray said, left without phone chargers, medication for her anemia, clothes or even a toothbrush.

Murray thinks her daughter is still alive, and said she wonders whether someone is helping her.

But with no clues, the not knowing is painful. "I didn't sleep at all last night," she said. "It's like she just walked out of this life."

Murray said her daughter's last text, to another girl, was sent from Southold and also mentioned suicide.

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 Southold Town Police Chief Martin 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 search 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.

Flatley said a missing persons' bulletin could be issued Tuesday. "Unfortunately we do not comment on active investigations, but always welcome information on this. We will be releasing our missing persons bulletin with complete information," he said Tuesday afternoon.

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Normal Mom Of Missing Teen: 'She Needs Her Medication'. Still no word on Ashley Murray, 16, who went missing on Monday.

Post by Wrapitup on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:50 am

By Lisa Finn Email the author February 28, 2013

Three days after her daugher Ashley, 16, went missing on Monday, Charlotte Murray said Thursday morning that there has been no sign of the Peconic teen.

"Nothing," she said. "Not a word."

And, as the clock ticks, the anguished mom said she's desperately worried because her daughter left home without medication she needs to keep her anemia under control.

"She could pass out anywhere," she said. "That's our biggest concern."

The community, Murray said, has come out to help her through the dark days of worry, bringing food, calling, and staying with her so she does not face the uncertainty alone.

But so far, she said, there has been no sign of her daughter. "There's been nothing," she said. "Nothing."

Meanwhile, friends and neighbors are working together to organize a search party.

According to the Facebook page "Ashley Come Home," the search party will meet on Thursday at Southold High School by the flag pole at 3 p.m.

Also on Wednesday afternoon, Southold Town police issued a missing person update on Ashley.

The release stated that police are continuing to search for Ashley, who was last seen at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday at her Spring Lane home in Peconic.

Ashley is described as a white female, approximatley 5'4" tall, weighing about 140 lbs. She has brown to redish brown hair, blue eyes and has a scar on her right wrist.

Ashley wears hearing aids in both ears, the release said. She was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black boots.

Southold police said they have received dozens of tips from the public and are currently following up on a number of leads.

The investigation is being conducted with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, several other East End police departments, as well as Suffolk County and New York State Law Enforcement Agencies.

A Missing Person Alert, which includes photographs of Ashley can be viewed on the town website by clicking here .

Investigators are encouraging anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Ashley Murray to contact the Southold Town Police Department at (631)765-2600. All calls will be kept confidential and any assistance is appreciated.

Since news spread that 16-year-old Ashley went missing Monday morning, the North Fork community and caring residents across the East End and beyond have come together in an outpouring of concern and love, desperate to bring her home safely.

On Tuesday, friends created a Facebook page, "Ashley Come Home," filled with messages, photos, and shared information, gathered in the hope of helping to find her.

Hundreds of Facebook users have shared Ashley's photo and her story, working together to bring her home safely.

Ashley's mom, Charlotte Murray, said her daughter left a suicide note, which claimed she was upset with the world, mentioning a "watery grave" and a stranger "taking her to a deep abyss."

Murray said her daughter had been posting dark Facebook status updates, saying that she was "no longer afraid," and "was just going to do it."

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Normal Missing Teen Ashley Murray Returns Home Safely. Brother, police tell Patch she walked into the Southold Town police station in good physical health Friday afternoon.

Post by Wrapitup on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:36 pm

By Lisa Finn Email the author 4:21 pm

After 12 days, Ashley Murray, the missing teen who has had a community rallying for her return, has come home safely.

"Ashley walked into the police department on her own," her brother Jaime Cradehl said Friday afternoon. "I don't have anything other than that, but that's news enough. She's safe. Ashley came back."

According to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, Ashley was escorted to Southold Town police headquarters with a friend at 3:15 p.m. on Friday and was said to be in good physical health and under the supervision of police personnel.

Ashley was reported missing on Feb. 25 by family members, launching an extensive search and investigation into her whereabouts, police said.

Police said Ashley will be transported to an area hospital for evaluation due to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Since she disappeared, leaving a suicide note and disappearing without her medication or warm clothes, a community has come together in an outpouring of support and love to bring Ashley home safely.

From the moment her anguished mother, Charlotte Murray, described the fear during dark nights when she did not know where her daughter could be, friends and concerned residents from near and far rallied, creating Facebook pages, handing out flyers, and sending messages of support.

In Southold Town, the school district and local elected officials pledged their support in doing whatever necessary to bring Ashley home.

As days passed without a word, speculation spread as to what could have happened to the missing teen.

Since the moment she went missing, the Southold Town police department launched a widespread investigation that was aided by outside agencies including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Suffolk County police department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The Southold Police Department conducted scores of searches, utilizing aviation, K-9 and marine units, pursued investigative leads and interviewed numerous individuals.

Most recently, police investigated a new Facebook page that had been set up using the name Ashley Murray on Thursday.

Ashley returned home one day after her mother sent out a heartfelt plea through Patch and on Facebook, asking her daughter to let her know that she was safe.

"I love you, Ashley," the letter said.

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Great news!
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Normal Police Do Not Believe Ashley Was 'Ever Far From East End'

Post by Wrapitup on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:26 am

Investigation into where the missing teen was staying is ongoing, police said.
By Lisa Finn Email the author March 9, 2013

As relief and joy blanketed the North Fork after news spread that missing Peconic teen Ashley Murray had returned home safely on Friday, the question of where she had been, during the time that she was missing, remained.

On Saturday, Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley said he believed Ashley left of her own accord and was likely staying with friends.

"I don't have any reason to believe that Ashley did not leave voluntarily and she most likely was with friends during this period," Flatley said. "I don't believe she was ever far from the East End."

Flatley said Ashley was brought to the police station by a friend Friday at 3:15 p.m. but could not comment on whether she had been staying with that friend because the matter was still under active investigation.

"I can't comment really on the whereabouts of Ashley because we are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and the reason for it," Flatley said Friday. "I am elated obviously that Ashley is back and that she is safe and also glad that we can scale down our investigation on this case and the resources that we have employed may be released."

Flatley said Ashley was interviewed in police headquarters for appoximately an hour and a half Friday.

On Friday, the community rejoiced when, Ashley, who has had a community rallying for her return, returned home safely.

"Ashley walked into the police department on her own," her brother Jaime Cradehl said Friday afternoon. "I don't have anything other than that, but that's news enough. She's safe. Ashley came back."

According to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, Ashley was escorted to Southold Town police headquarters with a friend at 3:15 p.m. on Friday and was said to be in good physical health and under the supervision of police personnel.

Ashley was reported missing on Feb. 25 by family members, launching an extensive search and investigation into her whereabouts, police said.

Police said Ashley will be transported to an area hospital for evaluation due to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Since she disappeared, leaving a suicide note and disappearing without her medication or warm clothes, a community has come together in an outpouring of support and love to bring Ashley home safely.

From the moment her anguished mother, Charlotte Murray, described the fear during dark nights when she did not know where her daughter could be, friends and concerned residents from near and far rallied, creating Facebook pages, handing out flyers, and sending messages of support.

In Southold Town, the school district and local elected officials pledged their support in doing whatever necessary to bring Ashley home.

As days passed without a word, speculation spread as to what could have happened to the missing teen.

Since the moment she went missing, the Southold Town police department launched a widespread investigation that was aided by outside agencies including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Suffolk County police department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The Southold Police Department conducted scores of searches, utilizing aviation, K-9 and marine units, pursued investigative leads and interviewed numerous individuals.

Most recently, police investigated a new Facebook page that had been set up using the name Ashley Murray on Thursday.

Ashley returned home one day after her mother sent out a heartfelt plea through Patch and on Facebook, asking her daughter to let her know that she was safe.

"I love you, Ashley," the letter said.

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By Lisa Finn Email the author 5:11 pm

Four days after her return, missing teen Ashley Murray, 16, who disappeared for 11 days, has a message for the community that rallied to bring her home safely.

On Tuesday, Ashley, reached for a comment through Facebook, said she would like to say one thing to the scores of friends, family and loved ones who came together to support her: "I'm okay," she wrote.

"After my eleven days of being on the run with no constant food or shelter in fear of returning, I'm happy to say that I'm getting the help that I need and am in a very safe environment," Ashley wrote.

Upon her return, police said Ashley was transported to an area hospital for evaluation due to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Ashley added that she would be happy to release the full story of her experience "sometime in the future when everything calms down."

On Tuesday, Ashley's brother, Jaime Cradehl, said her family was working "to decide what is in her best interest at this time."

On Friday, 12 days, Ashley Murray, the missing teen who had a community praying for her return, returned home safely.

"Ashley walked into the police department on her own," her brother Cradehl said Friday afternoon. "I don't have anything other than that, but that's news enough. She's safe. Ashley came back."

According to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, Ashley was escorted to Southold Town police headquarters with a friend at 3:15 p.m. on Friday and was said to be in good physical health and under the supervision of police personnel.

On Saturday, Flatley said he believed Ashley left of her own accord and was likely staying with friends.

"I don't have any reason to believe that Ashley did not leave voluntarily and she most likely was with friends during this period," Flatley said. "I don't believe she was ever far from the East End."

Flatley said Ashley was brought to the police station by a friend Friday at 3:15 p.m. but could not comment on whether she had been staying with that friend because the matter was still under active investigation.

"I can't comment really on the whereabouts of Ashley because we are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and the reason for it," Flatley said Friday. "I am elated obviously that Ashley is back and that she is safe and also glad that we can scale down our investigation on this case and the resources that we have employed may be released."

Flatley said Ashley was interviewed in police headquarters for appoximately an hour and a half Friday.

Ashley was reported missing on Feb. 25 by family members, launching an extensive search and investigation into her whereabouts, police said.

Since she disappeared, leaving a suicide note and disappearing without her medication or warm clothes, a community came together in an outpouring of support and love to bring Ashley home safely.

From the moment her anguished mother, Charlotte Murray, described the fear during dark nightswhen she did not know where her daughter could be, friends and concerned residents from near and far rallied, creating Facebook pages, handing out flyers, and sending messages of support.

In Southold Town, the school district and local elected officials pledged their support in doing whatever necessary to bring Ashley home.

As days passed without a word, speculation spread as to what could have happened to the missing teen.

Since the moment she went missing, the Southold Town police department launched a widespread investigation that was aided by outside agencies including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Suffolk County police department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The Southold Police Department conducted scores of searches, utilizing aviation, K-9 and marine units, pursued investigative leads and interviewed numerous individuals.

Most recently, police investigated a new Facebook page that had been set up using the name Ashley Murray on Thursday.

Ashley returned home one day after her mother sent out a heartfelt plea through Patch and on Facebook, asking her daughter to let her know that she was safe.

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