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John Ashley, Jr.

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  • Last updated: November 12, 2022
  • Wilmington, DE
  • December 14, 1971

Overview of John Ashley, Jr.

John J. Ashley, Jr. was last seen walking home after attending school and basketball practice. Another 17-year-old Wilmington boy disappeared the same night and was later found drowned Feb 1972 in Wilmington. NOTE: Mitochondrial DNA testing of three siblings and the mother of John Ashley has excluded him from any biological connection to OCME skeletal remains case 78-N-253 (dated 4-4-1978) which is NAMUS unidentified case #2185; these skeletal remains were strongly suspected of being the remains, John Ashley.


  1. Date Missing:December 14, 1971
  2. Birthday:July 7, 1953
  3. Current Age:70
  4. Age at Incident:18
  5. NAMUS Number:MP3853
  6. Race:Black / African American
  7. Gender:Male
  8. Height:64
  9. Weight:130
  10. Hair Color:Black
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