FBI Digging Train Ave. Site After Tip in Ashley Summers Case

click to enlarge FBI's missing person poster for Ashley Summers - FBI
FBI's missing person poster for Ashley Summers

The FBI today is digging near Train Ave. and West 44th acting on a tip in the case of Ashley Summers.

Ashley Summers was 14 years old when she disappeared from Cleveland's west side in 2007, not far from where Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were abducted. When police found Amanda, Gina, and Michelle Knight inside Ariel Castro's homemade sex prison, some suspected Castro of abducting Ashley as well. Then, just a couple months ago, a woman who bares a striking resemblance to Ashley was caught on camera at an ATM in Rhode Island. That tip turned out to be bunk, but the FBI continued its search.

Summers was last seen near West 96th Street and Madison Avenue by her home and had packed clothes before disappearing. She called her mother one month later, reports said, and told her not to worry. She hasn't been seen since.

Investigators have so far found bones but the Medical Examiner's office has confirmed they are animal bones.

Train Ave. has for decades been a popular dumping spot for garbage, and bodies, both animal and human.
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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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