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Mother’s plea for information in missing person investigation

Vernon/North Okanagan

File # 2016-8293
2019-04-26 09:00 PDT

Tomorrow April 27, marks the three-year anniversary of Ashley Simpson’s disappearance and her mother is asking anyone who has information to come forward.

Ashley Simpson

Ashley, a loved sister, daughter, aunt and friend was last seen on April 27, 2016 in Vernon and has not been seen since. (see previous news release).

Investigators at the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) have been working tirelessly to determine what happened to Ashley, prior to being reported missing to police on April 30, 2016. To date, numerous tips have been received and fully investigated, friends and associates have been interviewed and leads followed-up, unfortunately Ashley remains missing. States Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP.

She is described as:

Her mother, seen in the video below, is pleading to anyone who has information about Ashley’s disappearance to come forward to speak with police. For the past 35 months I wake up and I pray today is the day we find Ashley, so far my prayers haven't been answered. Someone please answer my family’s prayers for my Ashley and bring my daughter home!! she says.

 

[video]

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhPP3-d8cvo&feature=youtu.be[/url]

[title]Ashley Simpson's mother appeals for information[/title]

[transcript]

When people ask me how I am holding up I tell them ok, but the truth is I want to scream, there is a large piece of my family is missing. My husband and I haven’t had a good sleep in three years. My family’s heart breaks every day, my husband lost his Mini me, Ashley’s nieces have a hard time understanding why Auntie Ashley broke her promise of coming home and my daughters feel like they lost a big part themselves. My family will never be the same.

I feel like someone must know something about Ashley and maybe they are afraid to say something, but there are so many ways to reach out to RCMP, please just call. Ashley had so many people that loved her and miss her and just want her home. Ashely always tried to find the good in people and was willing to help anyone who needed it, she had a heart of gold and we need to bring her home.

Ashley has a very large family who have all felt the ripple effect of heartbreak and pain. Ashley’s nieces still ask to this day if the police found Auntie Ashley in the woods. What am I supposed to tell them? We have cried more tears than I thought possible. We aren't living, we are just surviving one day at a time. For the past 35 months I wake up and I pray today is the day we find Ashley, so far my prayers haven't been answered. Someone please answer my family’s prayers for my Ashley and bring my daughter home!!


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[/video]Ashley Simpson

If you have information about Ashley’s disappearance, you are asked to contact the Southeast District MCU Tipline at 1-877-987-8477 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


 

Released by

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
lmd.bc.rcmp.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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