Frantic with worry over Peconic teen, after leaving only a suicide note, friends and neighbors have organized a search party.
According to the Facebook page "Ashley Come Home," organizers have met with the Southold School District and Ashley's family to organize the search.
The search party will meet on Thursday at Southold High School by the flag pole at 3 p.m.
News of Murray's disappearance has prompted concern across the board with community members on the South Fork offering help and sharing her photo on Facebook.
Dr. Sarah Alward, of East Hampton, wrote Patch, offering to help in a search, if organized. "I'm almost eight months' pregnant but I could walk around for a few hours to help look for her. It breaks my heart for her family."
On Wednesday, Southold Town police issued a missing person update on Murray, stating that police are continuing to search for Murray, who was last seen at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday at her Spring Lane home in Peconic.
Ashley is described as a white female, approximately 5'4" tall, weighing about 140 lbs. She has brown to redish brown hair, blue eyes and has a scar on her right wrist.
She also requires medication to keep her anemia under control
Ashley wears hearing aids in both ears and was last seen wearing a black and gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black boots.
Southold police said they have received dozens of tips from the public and are currently following up on a number of leads.
The investigation is being conducted with the assistance of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, several other East End police departments, as well as Suffolk County and New York State Law Enforcement Agencies.
A Missing Person Alert, which includes photographs of Ashley can be viewed on the town website by clicking here.
Investigators are encouraging anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Ashley Murray to contact the Southold Town Police Department at (631)765-2600. All calls will be kept confidential and any assistance is appreciated.
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