Glenwood parents seek public’s help in finding apparent runaway
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The parents of a Glenwood Springs girl are asking for help from the public in locating their daughter.
Ashley Wainwright, 16, is the daughter of Larry and Terri Wainwright of Glenwood Springs. She has been missing for a week as of Monday.
Ashley first disappeared on Friday, Feb. 20, from a Grand Junction group home where she’s been living since December.
She remained missing until Monday, Feb. 23, when Grand Junction police located her at Mesa Mall in Grand Junction.
Police returned Ashley to the group home that day. However, she disappeared again on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and has not been heard from since.
According to Wilkins, Ashley is being considered a runaway. Prior to disappearing twice since Feb. 20, Ashley ran away from the Grand Junction home two other times, but returned on her own.
Wilkins said Ashley might be alone, or she might be with another teenage girl.
Larry Wainwright said Monday it appears Ashley left the group home in Grand Junction with “just the clothes on her back,” and less than $20 in cash.
He said he has added concerns because Ashley has a medical condition and he doesn’t believe she has access to proper medical treatment.
Ashley’s legal last name is Wainwright, but she may also be going by Williams to avoid being located.
Larry asked anyone who has seen Ashley or might have information leading to her whereabouts to contact investigator Lori Wilkins of the Grand Junction Police Department (see information box).
He sent out a message to Ashley as well.
“Please, at least let us know where you are,” he said.
Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518
Ashley Wainwright a.k.a. Ashley Williams
Eyes: Brown, Height: 5’3″, Weight: 150
Needs immediate medical attention.
Contact: Grand Junction Police Department, Lorie Wilkins at 970-244-3605, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or dispatch at 970-242-6707, 24 hours a day
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