Missing: John Ashley, Jr. | Wilmington, DE | Uncovered
Missing

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: Mitrochondrial DNA testing of three s...

  • Last updated: November 4, 2021
  • Wilmington, DE
  • December 14, 1971

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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: Mitrochondrial DNA testing of three siblings and the mother of John Ashley has excluded him from 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. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)

Information

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