UPDATE -Police report they have found Ashley and she is unharmed. For the Channel 3 report, click here. Updated at 8:37 p.m. Oct. 31.
A Silver Alert has been issued for a 19-year-old East Hampton girl who police say was last seen at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the area of Chestnut Hill Road where she lives.
Police say Ashley Newell has cognitive challenges and was reported as a runaway, who may have entered the local woods.
Channel 3 WFSB News reports that at least 65 people are involved in a search for the teenager, including volunteers and emergency workers from the town of Portland and Connecticut State Police.
She is described as 5 feet tall, weighing about 110 pounds. Police say she was wearing a dark sweatshirt with a hood and dark pants. She has long hair, wears glasses and has a nose stud shaped like a flower.
Anyone with any information that could help with the search is asked to call the East Hampton Police Department at 860-267-9922.
Posted October 31, 2013
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