Claim: A 14-year-old girl named Ashley Lewis is missing from Kannapolis, NC.
Examples:[Collected via e-mail, January 2010]
Our daughter has been missing sence December 31,2009 @ 1:00am. Ashley Lewis brown hair, blue eyes, about 160lbs, 5ft tall. With Christopher Oxendine buzz cut lighter brown hair, blue eyes, about 170lbs, 5'10 tall. He stole mothers van and picked her up. Red 1999 Chevy ventura, tag# YRC7817. Please call 911 we do have a report filed. Or Debbie Lewis @ 704-425-7575 or Chris Lewis @ 704-425-0762. Anytime day or night. Any information that you feel may help.
CHRIS LEWIS FROM MT MITCHELL FIRE DEPT. HAS A DAUGHTER (ASHLEY LEWIS) THAT IS MISSING, 14 YRS OLD , BROWN HAIR, BLUE EYES, 5FT TALL, ABOUT 160LBS. LAST SEEN RIDEING IN A RED CHEVY, VENTURE1999 MINI VAN. TAG# YRC- 7817.
PLEASE CALL (911) OR (704-298-4686) EVERYONE REPOST ...
Origins: This plea to help locate a 14-year-old girl named Ashley Lewis who went missing on New Year's Eve in 2009 began circulating via e-mail, cell phone text message, and Facebook postings in January 2010, with some versions adding the detail that the girl was "Missing from Kannapilos [sic] NC." We contacted the Kannapolis, North Carolina, police department by telephone on 5 January 2010 and were told by a representative that Ashley had since been located.
Confusingly, at about the same time as Kannapolis' Ashley Lewis went missing, another teenaged girl named Ashley Lewis was reported missing in Oregon's Jackson County (but also has since been found), and a third teenaged girl named Ashley Lewis has been missing from Decatur, Illinois, since October 2009.)