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Police concerned for missing Goldsboro girl's well being

Posted April 21, 2009

— Wayne County authorities on Tuesday asked all local media outlets to rebroadcast a picture of a Goldsboro teen who has been missing since April 13.

Ashlee Michelle Davenport, 16, left her family home on Buck Swamp Road in Goldsboro wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray pants with monkeys on them and two-tone brown Sperry’s shoes, according to her parents, Mike Davenport and Michelle Edwards.

"We have not received any info pertaining to her whereabouts. We are concerned for her well being," Capt. Tom Effler wrote in an e-mail to the media.

Ashlee is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall with blond hair and hazel eyes, her parents said. The parents said Ashlee was recently diagnosed with a heart condition and needs to have medication.

Anybody with information on Ashlee's whereabouts is asked to contact Det./Sgt. Tammy Odom at 919-580-4065 or the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1481.


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  • Adelinthe Apr 22, 2009

    Awww, praying for her and her family.

    God bless.


  • TeresaBee Apr 22, 2009

    Someone wrote a blog about this a few days ago with more information from the mother.


  • rcrdngcountry Apr 22, 2009

    the news is very depressing, its 30 minutes of reading of bad

  • justwondering2 Apr 22, 2009

    Is she a run a away? Is this an abduction? Did she have a teen tantrum and is staying with friends etc.. Where is the rest of the story?

  • Drakula_I_G Apr 21, 2009

    Don't have a good feeling that this one is going to end well.

  • Italiangirl Apr 21, 2009

    Not saying I would be the one to personally start the search, I would help if needed. Why are you jumping at my comment? I don't think I said anything out of line for you to post such a comment.

  • BruiserB Apr 21, 2009

    ItalianGirl, where would you start a search? It's not that easy to organize a search and to search without knowledge of the situation can cause more harm than good. Many a thoughtful volunteer has caused harm by not knowing what to do. I'm not saying this in any way to discourage you from volunteering, by all means do. Just have an understanding of what it entails. I've been on searches, recoveries etc., so I have a first hand understanding of what is needed.

  • MamaDummy Apr 21, 2009

    "concerned for her well being"? Gosh, seems something is missing. If this story is being put in the media, why not tell the whole story?

  • BoSox_Girl Apr 21, 2009

    seems odd they don't give any indication as to where they she might be...at this point you'd suspect foul play, but they're not saying that so makes me think they know more than they're saying.

  • Italiangirl Apr 21, 2009

    I live in the same area and I haven't seen any search teams out. I want to volunteer my help, but seems no one is out looking for her. :( I've seen a couple of signs in the stores, but that's about it. I have a 16 yr old daughter and I would take any and all help to find her. Just wonder why they don't have any search teams going....