FBI Cleveland
Public Affairs Officer Susan Licate
July 2, 2024

FBI Cleveland Calls on the Public to Help Bring Ashley Summers Home

The Case Remains a Priority 17 Years After Ashley’s Disappearance

[Cleveland, OH] FBI Cleveland continues to seek the public’s assistance for information surrounding the disappearance of then-17-year-old Ashely Summers.

Ashley Summers was last seen on or about July 8, 2007. Law enforcement believes there may be several areas of interest where Ashley was known to frequent, specifically: the 2100 block of West 96th, the 3800 block of West 23rd, the 1100 block of Holmden Avenue, and the 3400 block of West 44th, all in Cleveland. At the time of her disappearance, Ashley was 5’5, 130 lbs with long brown hair and blue eyes. She had a red heart outline tattoo on her upper right arm with the name “Gene” in a black ink ribbon across the middle.

In 2023, an age-progression image, created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, depicted the likeness of Ashley at age 29.

While Ashley was last seen in the Cleveland area, FBI Cleveland and at the headquarters level, continue to highlight the importance of the public’s assistance, regardless of how much time has passed.

“Although Ashley has been missing for 17 years, our message is clear—we will continue to work cases, no matter how long ago they occurred, and remind the public that their information is vital to solving the case, said FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Greg Nelsen.

“Oftentimes, people are hesitant to come forward for many reasons; they may fear retaliation, worry about turning in someone they know, or presume their information is insignificant or irrelevant. It’s important to note that when contacting the FBI with information, your identity can remain anonymous. We take all tips and leads seriously, whether surrounding Ashley’s whereabouts or any person who remains missing.”

With the release of the age-progression image, law enforcement reminds the public if they had any interaction with Ashley or possible knowledge of what may have happened to Ashley to please contact the FBI at 216-522-1400 or tips.fbi.gov. Your identity can remain anonymous when sharing a tip.