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On Saturday, May 31 at 3 p.m., the search for Ashley will take a new turn as friends and family spread awareness about the missing Temecula teen. Ashley Brittany Lopez, 16, and student at River Springs Charter School, vanished without a trace from her high school in Temecula, California, on December 20, 2013. She was last seen at approximately 9 a.m. that morning, walking away from campus, toward Margarita and Rancho Vista roads in Temecula.
The vigil will be held at City of Murrieta Creekside Village Green Park, Located off Whitewood Rd. and Isaac St. at 3 p.m.
“The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness,” stated Brenda Condon, spokesperson for Ashley Lopez’s family. “That Ashley is still missing.” Today’s balloon launch at Murrieta Creekside Village Green Park will remind all that she is still out there, and people are still looking.
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Ashley is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 147 pounds. She has brown eyes and waist-length hair that is dyed reddish brown. She was last seen wearing blue skinny jeans, a red hooded sweatshirt and red Converse.
“I am just worried about where she is sleeping. Are they treating her OK? Is she eating? I’m just worried for her safety in general,” Mother Evelyn Lopez said.
A police report is on file with the Temecula Police Department, said Lopez, who has also reached out to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Lopez said she dropped her daughter off at school that day
Ashley has not contacted her family since, and her cellphone has been turned off.
Anyone who believes they have seen Ashley or may have information about her whereabouts should call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-4357, case no. TE133540059.
Tips may also be phoned in to 1-800-THE-LOST, reference case no. 1227177.
“One of the most important parts of searching for a missing person such as “Ashley” is not letting the fact she is still missing fall to the wayside.” Condon said. “Though her original story has never been played out in the media, it is difficult to get tips from the public when this happens, as it does way to many times in missing persons. Ashley has vanished; her cell phone went straight to voicemail after texting with her father on 12-20-2013 at her High School in Temecula. This could be any of our daughters.”
Tips and Leads please call, Private Investigator : Denise Savastano 951-544-5180 According to Condon,