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Ellie May Ashley Missing Person Alert (Ellie Has Now Been Found)

Outline
Message circulating via social media asks users to spread the word about missing fifteen year old Ellie May Ashley.



Analysis
The case described is real, but thankfully Ellie May has now been found and is safe. A local news report indicates that Ellie May Ashley went missing from Annesley, Nottinghamshire, on July 12, 2012 and that there were increasing concerns for her safety.

However, an appeal update on the Nottinghamshire Police website notes:

Missing 15-year-old girl found

Updated on 15th July 2012

A 15-year-old girl who had been missing since Thursday (12 July 2012) has been found.

Ellie Mae Ashley was located safe and well.

Thus, there is no longer any reason to repost this missing person message. If you receive this message, please take a moment to let the sender know that the girl has now been found.



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Last updated: July 26, 2012
First published: July 26, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example

*MISSING* PLEASE RE POST! ELLIE MAY ASHLEY, 15 YEARS OLD, MOUSY BROWN HAIR
LAST SEEN LEAVING KIRKBY COLLEGE YESTERDAY! PLEASE RE POST IF YOU CAN, DONT
CARE WHERE YOU LIVE, THE SOONER I GET WORD SPREAD THE BETTER,
SHE COULD BE ANYWHERE!
THANKYOU TO ALL THAT BOTHERS TO POST ! X

Ellie Mae Ashley Missing






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References

Police concerned for missing 15-year-old girl
Missing 15-year-old girl found



Last updated: July 26, 2012
First published: July 26, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer