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Teen missing from Texas may be in Lawrence with older man

July 21, 2008

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Police provided these two images of Ashley Brown, 15, of Katy, Texas, who police suspect may be in Lawrence.

Police provided these two images of Ashley Brown, 15, of Katy, Texas, who police suspect may be in Lawrence.

Texas law enforcement authorities believe a missing and endangered child may be in Lawrence, where she last logged into her MySpace account.

Ashley Brown, 15, of Katy, Texas, could be with a man in his 30s, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

Brown indicates she's 18 in her online profile, which she last signed into July 8, said Albert Perez, a sheriff's deputy in Harris County. The investigator said he traced the log-in to an IP address that was registered to an unknown research and education network in Lawrence.

Brown, who may use the alias Arianna Maria Sanchez, has been missing since April 24. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes.

Brown's mother also received information online indicating the man may be moving to Lawrence with the girl, Perez said. The investigator did not release any information about the man's identity.

If anyone has any information regarding Brown, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 800-843-5678 or the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000.

A previous version of this story omitted the first name of Albert Perez.

Comments

onlymee 6 years, 5 months ago

yea, in lawrence without a picture of her,good luck, i seen a pic of her on tv or paper a week or so ago, so im sure they can put that picture here or should of with this story, cmon ljworld

Emily Hadley 6 years, 5 months ago

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=364944783This seems to be her profile.I hope she is OK!!If they are making the lead public, info on the guy would be helpful, and it seems like they could trace the IP network a bit better.The profile is private, but the sole photo at http://a908.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/118/m_adc112f620933bf569bb7af2a11c9333.jpgwill probably in the myspace server even if it is deleted or changed.

Ragingbear 6 years, 5 months ago

No picture, no real description of anyone. That's some might fine police there work Lou.

alm77 6 years, 5 months ago

"unknown research and education network" - sounds like the library. That's where I'd go if I was on the lam and wanted to use the internet.

onlymee 6 years, 5 months ago

does anyone know anything about this guy?Like is from here? what he looks like or anything? This might help alot

Boeing 6 years, 5 months ago

Hmmm...a 5'8" girl with brown hair and an older man, most likely a loser/scumbag...well that should be easy to spot in a college town! :)

Reaper2K 6 years, 5 months ago

The least LJWorld could do is point us to her MySpace page. There are likely to be a picture or two on there. Seriously, this story offers too few details to assist in finding her.

Sigmund 6 years, 5 months ago

"The investigator said he traced the log-in to an IP address that was registered to an unknown research and education network in Lawrence."Huh? A "unknown research and education network" is a bit too cagey and frankly just absurd gobbly gunk for "we know exactly which network and who owns it but hope we aren't tipping our hand by playing dumb." My guess is "Internet2," 100-gigabit (repeat 100GB!!!) network backbone to more than 210 U.S. educational institutions, 70 corporations and 45 non-profit and government agencies. What I wouldn't give to have a connection!http://www.news.ku.edu/1998/98N/MayNews/May05/internet2.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet2Anyway if Ashley wants or needs help she will have lots of ways to get it. From what I can gather she left voluntarily and this is little more than a runaway case. My guess is that they aren't releasing any details about the 30 year old because he is little more than a rumor at this point.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 5 months ago

Raging,this story was first posted online, 10;55p.m., I think friday night, or maybe saturday night. had pictures then. ***ashley,if you're reading this we have a good hotline for you to find help:Headquarters, 785-841-2345. if you want to call the police without going through 9-1-1 call 785-832-7509. I do not understand why the newspaper doesn't include this info on stories like this!unknown research and educational network? did its domain end in: "ku.edu?" or "KREN?" unknown? really.

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 5 months ago

There's a photo attached. It was an oversight that it wasn't there originally.

Sigmund 6 years, 5 months ago

alm77 (Anonymous) says: "unknown research and education network" - sounds like the library. That's where I'd go if I was on the lam and wanted to use the internet."For all we know this guy may think Ashley is just a very pretty 18 year old he met on myface. He may not know she is a 15 year old runaway, jail bait, and on the lam ... yet.

integrity_watch 6 years, 5 months ago

I would like to provide some comforting information to the Lawrence, Kansas community: The pedophile is from Galveston,Texas, he was questioned regarding Ms. Brown and denied knowledge of her whereabouts!Secondly, the Harris County Detective being portrayed as a hero is actually taking credit for information and work he did not perform! A rogue/shadow organization, The Family Crisis Network of Houston, Texas actually discovered Ashley had a "MySpace page" and determined that someone was accessing the page.... Dr. Gill , Director of The Family Crisis Network, collected the data and forwarded it to the appropriate authorities.When asked his opinion regarding the contribution of local police in this investigation Dr. Gill Provided comment, " First, I would like to share me appreciation with those whom take part in finding our missing children! Police involvement in the recovery of Ms. Brown was, as always, imperative to the investigation. I appreciate the involvement of Detective Perez and salute his diligence.The Office of Hemanshu Nigam, Chief Security Officer and the law enforcement community at MySpace deserve recognition for their exemplary contribution, and to the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department for a job well done! One person can make a difference. Please do your part and support your local law enforcement organizations, who knows, one day your life may depend on them!"

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