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1646DFTN - Ashley LaShay Jones

The image in the middle is age-progressed to 18 years (circa 2010). The image on the right, age is unknown.

Name: Ashley LaShay Jones
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 16, 1996
Location Last Seen: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 20, 1992
Age: 4 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 3'4"
Weight: 40 lbs.
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Ashley has a pale pink birthmark on the back of her head, underneath her hair.


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White shorts with flowers, a red or green T-shirt and cream-colored boots.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Ashley was last seen at her home in the Windyke subdivision near Windyke Country Club, with her aunt in Memphis, Tennessee on September 16, 1996. On that morning, Ashley's Mother and stepfather left for work and her 12 year old sister left for school, leaving Ashley in the care of her mother's sister, Joyce. Around 09:00 or 09:30, Ashley's mother called home to check on Joyce and Ashley, and Joyce told her about what Ashley had been doing. Ashley's mom thought she heard Ashley in the background.

Following the familiesí departure from home that morning and that phone call, Ashley was never seen nor heard from again. Joyce M. Lindsey was later convicted of the second-degree murder of Ashley and her body has never been found.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Kevin Helms
Agency Phone Number: 901-379-7625
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 960905254

NCIC Case Number: NCMC823352
NamUs Case Number: 2843

Information Source(s)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Admin Notes

Added: 2/14/2012; Last Updated: 8/11/2016

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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