Search for Missing Girl Moves to New Location - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/29/03

Search for Missing Girl Moves to New Location

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Community members gather at Lake Mayer today. Community members gather at Lake Mayer today.

A group of concerned citizens met this evening at Lake Mayer to begin a new search for Ashleigh Moore on the Southside again tonight. The family is desperate to find this little girl. They say they are happy with police investigation, but are wishing that more people from the community would get involved. Meanwhile, police began a new search in a new part of town today.

The hardest part for Ashleigh's family is not knowing where she is.

"The mom wears her baby's glasses [on her shirt] all the time," family friend Kurtis Brown told us. "She breaks down, very often."

That's why they continue to do what they can to get Ashleigh's face out there, twelve days after she disappeared. Friends and people from the community met today to pass out flyers, hoping somebody would recognize Ashleigh's face and point them in a direction that leads to her.

"We want to find this kid, and if any foul play has been played, we want to find the perpetrators that did it," said Brown.

Last week, Savannah police searched two areas in Chatham County, first on the Southside, then on Hutchinson Island, acting on what they called a credible tip. Now they're beginning another search in another area. Police say last night, they searched a piece of private property on Savannah's northwest side for a few hours. They would not say exactly where, but continued searching there today.

We've also learned that Congressman Max Burns made an appeal today in Washington to other Congress members, just wanting to get Ashleigh's name and face out there.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ashleigh Moore, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020. CrimeStoppers is also setting up a fund for a reward and asking for your donations.

Reported by: Elizabeth Garcia, egarcia@wtoc.com

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