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05/01/03

Search for Missing Girl Goes On

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One of the letters written by Ashleigh's classmates. One of the letters written by Ashleigh's classmates.

The search for missing 12-year-old Ashleigh Moore continues for a 14th day. There's still no sign of the honor student, but friends, family, and even strangers, won't give up. The family was kind enough to share some homemade cards they've received from Ashleigh's classmates with us. One reads:

"Your daughter is a friend of mine. My family and I are praying hard and strong for her safe return. I know God is with her and he is with you too. Never give up hope. Pray with faith. With no faith, there is no help. Brandyn Poole, 7th grade."

"The family was very touched about the cards and the letters," said family friend Kurtis Brown. "We really appreciate the people, everybody getting involved with it, but we need a little more help."

That help will come not just from people's prayers, but their willingness to help search as well. For the second time this week, Brown has organized a search party. Today, volunteers met at Lake Mayer, then traveled across the bridge to Bluffton, South Carolina.

"I'm trying to get over a hundred-mile radius searching for Ashleigh, I'm not ruling out nothing," said Brown.

The family is hoping to get more exposure in South Carolina, and nationwide as this Saturday at 9pm on Fox, Ashleigh's story will be featured on America's Most Wanted.

Reported by: Elizabeth Garcia, egarcia@wtoc.com

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