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Ashley Flores ISN'T Missing

By January 19, 2008

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Contrary to what you may read in your email, a 13-year-old Philadelphia girl named Ashley Flores is not missing. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has no record of her. Online alerts purporting to originate from her mother are bogus. According to one source who claimed to be a friend of Ashley Flores, it all began as an innocent little joke "that got out of hand."  Full story...

False Missing Child Alert: Ashley Flores - Netlore Archive
Ashley Flores Hoax - Philadelphia Weekly


May 18, 2006 at 2:36 pm
(1) Tammy says:

What an awful thing to do. In this day and age jokes like that are completely absurd. I don’t understand why anyone would want to do something like that.

May 18, 2006 at 4:32 pm
(2) Kristi says:

Ridiculous. If I was her parents, I’d be so upset. Children need to understand that its not a situation to joke about. I would be petrified if I found out my son was missing… what a thing to put your family through.

May 18, 2006 at 4:47 pm
(3) BONNIE says:


May 18, 2006 at 10:08 pm
(4) Laura says:

This is just plan stupid and sick I can’t beleve that someone would do something like this I hope the person or people that did something like this and this one get in big big truoble because this is not funny there are real missing children out there and they do something like this. When and if they get in troble and need help people won’t belave them because people will think they are “Crying Wolf” and not help because of what they did i hope this teches them something.

May 18, 2006 at 11:00 pm
(5) Charles says:

I wish people would quit making up junk email. This would keep my mother and old secretary from a previous job from sending it to me!

May 19, 2006 at 8:48 am
(6) Crystal says:

I can’t believe that kids would do this. What does that say about them. How could this be considered a joke?
This stuff will make people become numb and pass off a real situation, when it could very possibly help save a real child in trouble.

May 19, 2006 at 11:05 am
(7) Motivator1 says:

At 1st glance I didnt think twice about forwarding this message to several online groups.Then I went back and looked closer at the info and upon this review I went to a search engine to look up the child’s name. I am glad I did now because it gave me time to go back to the groups I posted in and also post the truth about this matter before others got misslead. Pray for people that do this type of thing and just know that we have to get better as a people if our children are ever going to learn not to do things like this.

May 19, 2006 at 11:15 am
(8) Anonymous says:

Karma will get them.

May 19, 2006 at 11:23 am
(9) Fit to be tied in NY says:

A JOKE???!!! What is wrong with today’s children and their parents? I think examples need to be made in cases like this. We have US citizens in various countries protecting these very freedoms and putting their lives on the line for others to abuse these privileges. Karma will definitely rear it’s head and then who will be there? Parents Wake Up to what your children are doing & stop expecting ‘everyone else to raise YOUR children/teach them right from wrong’!!! It’s time for respect to be back as mandatory.

May 19, 2006 at 11:31 am
(10) K says:

This is disgusting

May 19, 2006 at 2:35 pm
(11) G from PA says:

I guess just posting a picture of Ashley Flores all over the internet isnt enough. Go under the web site called people site. com. There is a story about her being missing also there. One last thing. When you look her name up on the computer there is an Ashley Flores that was just killed this past year. To strange for me.

May 19, 2006 at 2:46 pm
(12) Amanda says:

I think this is really sad. Having known someone who was kidnapped and murdered I checked this out before sending it on. I think people who make up lies like this should be charged. There is never an appropriate situation to joke about someone missing.

May 19, 2006 at 2:58 pm
(13) shy says:

Stuff like this isn’t funny,I received this email from a friend who had fwded to a lot of people and I just fwded this email to a whole bunch of people because people like us actually care if you’re missing or not. From this email what if you really were abducted than what??? People should not be playing practical jokes like this. Do you know how many people come up missing everyday?? You must not have any idea. I hope whoever did this gets punished because this is out of line. That’s all I have to say. Thank you

May 19, 2006 at 3:03 pm
(14) Nancy says:

This is disgusting. I hope that the person who started it realizes what a sick thing this was to do and I hope they never have to go through the horror of having a child missing. This was forwarded by someone in my office and I just told her that it was a hoax. She was furious as am I.

May 19, 2006 at 3:43 pm
(15) Jessica says:

I was angry to find out that some kids took time out of my day and out of all the people I fowarded this message to because I thought it would do some good to find her. I think these kids need to be legally punished, just like the woman who claimed to be abducted had to pay back the time and resources used to find her. These kids need to understand that by doing this they are taking away from children who are in danger!

May 19, 2006 at 4:07 pm
(16) Mary says:

I dont understand how such an immature, and childish thing could be done. My issue with this is, we care enough to pass it along, with our prayers, that this missing person would be found. If such hoaxes are continued, then there will really be an “ashley” that disappears, and no one will believe it, or do anything to help, due to all the “crying wolf” emails! I just went thru a situation where a girl at my work did run away, and thank God that she was at a friends. So, this hoax, I take personally. I pray that they never really have to deal with this, as others that have suffered could tell them, THIS IS NOT A JOKING MATTER!

I pray that they realize the harm and concern that they put those of us that cared enough to pass along this email to. I sent it to my friends, and now have to apologize for caring!

May 19, 2006 at 5:01 pm
(17) M. says:

It takes a lot of time, but since the people who send these hoaxes out are going to keep doing it, just do a search engine every time you receive one of these missing person emails to verify that it is accurate. Its important that the rest of us who care about the good uses of the internet are not put off by those who use it to manipulate others for sick fun or irresponsible boredom.

May 19, 2006 at 9:27 pm
(18) A. Pross says:

If people really wanted to they could also make up bogus sites about the girl missing, I don’t know if any of you remember but about a year ago someone did that to an actual news site and people believed it.

May 19, 2006 at 9:32 pm
(19) Karen says:

I would rather forward this message…and find out later that it was a fake… then ignore and delete a email like this, and hear on the news that she was found dead…..besides…..it takes 2 sec. of my time!!!

May 19, 2006 at 11:35 pm
(20) AF says:

Who remembers the fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf??

May 20, 2006 at 7:12 am
(21) James says:

People. grow up! You are complaining about some kids doing something stupid and childish. They are kids and this is 2006, so the pranks are slightly for suffisticated then the old Phone pranks.
The Bigger Point Here Is………..
Stop being so Stupid and gullible! You are All So Quick To Forward Stupid Crap!

Stop and Think.
Do some Research First!

You complain about these kids wasting your time, well you waste the time of folks you know, by forwarding the crap all the time.

Target Emails, Wal Mart Emails, Missing People, Sick Kids.

They are kids, but you adults need to grow up.

May 20, 2006 at 8:55 am
(22) BP says:

A friend of mine emailed information about my missing daughter, Michelle Prasek, and included a link to the FBI site, as well as all the other vital information. Most valid emails of this sort may give you a site, but most certainly give you the # of the investigating authority. NCMEC is a great place to check also, but I forget how long it took until information was sent to them and Michelle’s flyer got posted.

May 20, 2006 at 1:16 pm
(23) BM says:

Is mine the only computer out there that has the copy, paste & search function? It took me 2 seconds to search this name & get hoax results!!

Unbelievable that folks that forwarded this email (without checking their facts) are blaming the kids! Sure, it was the kids fault for starting it up but whose fault is it for keeping it going? Its the lazy fools that continue to fast forward every email to everyone in their address book claiming ‘well intentioned’.

The next kid that goes missing (that isn’t a hoax) is going to be perceived as a hoax – - it will be the fault of every person that forwarded a hoax email without taking 2 seconds to check the facts first!

May 20, 2006 at 2:22 pm
(24) ann says:

i think that this is crazy and if she is not missing people need to stop playing little kiddy games and grown the hell up because there are people out there who is really missing

May 20, 2006 at 9:50 pm
(25) Yvette says:

It just goes to show that kids these days really still need to be babysat, with this much time on there hands – I think the young ladies that did this need to go out and do some communitee service. If young people keep doing things like this then, when someone really needs are help we are not going to respond and won’t think twice about deleting an email like that. So in other words you could of just killed someone without even knowing because you had nothing better to do.

May 21, 2006 at 8:53 am
(26) Connie says:

I pray that this does not happen for real, when they become adults, and have children of their own, and bear the terrible burden of worry.
“Be careful what you wish for!”

May 21, 2006 at 9:15 am
(27) old school says:

You know, it was a silly little joke that a teenager did. That is why they calle them kids. I don’t think anyone got hurt having to click a few buttons. I am sure they realize how stupid it was but I don’t think they thought it would go that far. Can you imagine being a kid again. We all make mistakes sometimes when we are just joking around.

May 21, 2006 at 4:29 pm
(28) Fire says:

IT was just kids being kids; I am in New Zealand so the wider world does care about keeping our children safe. Thank goodness for this site.

May 21, 2006 at 10:13 pm
(29) star says:


May 21, 2006 at 11:38 pm
(30) Jo says:

sure glad Im one of those people who do the copy and paste thingy. Gotta Love Google! I guess I learned that when someone mailed me and said I wont the africa lotto :-) oh well. cant blame anyone but yourself if your gonna believe everything you read in your inbox.

May 22, 2006 at 2:11 am
(31) deesutton says:

I NEVER forward these types of email. I check them all first. Then, I send the hoax info to the idiot who sent it to me. As I parent of 2 teen boys, I take missing child alerts very seriously. But this one smelled like a hoax. Kids who do this as a prank are totally bored and this is one of the reasons why Johnny can’t read.

May 22, 2006 at 9:14 am
(32) Nick Greene says:

“I would rather forward this message…and find out later that it was a fake… then ignore and delete a email like this, and hear on the news that she was found dead…..besides…..it takes 2 sec. of my time!!!”

Well, Karen, make sure I’m not on your email list. It takes a lot more than 2 seconds of my time deleting all the crap like this that I receive from gullible people. If you really have so much free time, spend it wisely by checking this site before spreading stupid hoaxes.

May 22, 2006 at 11:37 am
(33) Angel says:

Hey friends of Ashley! Remember the kid that cried wolf!!Hopefully you will never need a country wide search for you!! I could have gotten in trouble at my job for forwarding “the missing girl” story. My heart was broken. SHAME ON YOU!!!!

May 22, 2006 at 11:58 am
(34) Joe says:

Come on people – you need to check these out before sending things like this. All who just forward something really need to think twice.

May 22, 2006 at 12:06 pm
(35) Anita says:

I’m absolutely sickened by this email. If this was my daughter, oh boy would she be in trouble. With the children that DO go missing every day, how can we be sure that the report is real or not.

May 22, 2006 at 12:07 pm
(36) Isabel says:

I just received this email from a really close friend, she is so sweet and so carring she sent it to all the people in her address book. I don’t know what it was, call it instinct but I went into google.com and put the name and of course found out it was an hoax. I replied to all the people in her email and advised them all this is not true. Thank GOD for the girl and her parents that is isn’t true, but being a mother of a 13 year old myself, I would hate to have another family really needing our help and us deleting their email…Tragic that youth stoops so low!!! Before deleting another email like this, do the next step, go into a search engine w/ child’s name and see if it is real or not..Thanks. Isabel

May 22, 2006 at 12:37 pm
(37) Annette Hess says:

There should be some type of punishment for the person/persons who started this rumor that “got out of hand”. As a parent, everytime I receive an email of this nature or see a poster, or hear a report my heart just breaks. Those who choose to do this as a prank deserve a punishment to fit the crime…maybe they should live with a family who truly has a missing loved one and watch their heartache…maybe that will teach them!

May 22, 2006 at 12:41 pm
(38) Chiv says:

That is a very shallow minded thing to do. Wait for it, it is inevitable that something bad will happen and nobody will be there to help you. You will soon learn one of the most valuable lessons in life…karma is a m***** f*****, and it is definitly going to come back around again.

May 22, 2006 at 3:48 pm
(39) Jen says:

I think it is sad that I have wasted my time reading these comments. Are you all bored? Have nothing better to do than complain? It was a hoax..so what..live your own life and everyone stop throwing a fit. I am a parents and my 1 yr. old and 2 yr. old are more mature than any of you people. if you don’t like junk e-mails..TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER!!! your spending more time throwing a fit then pushing delete!!

May 22, 2006 at 6:40 pm
(40) Sam says:

It’s amazing how so many people enjoy judging other people. Basicly you all have way too much time on your hands. I am glad this was a mistake however if it was real I would have at least made the effort on behalf of someone else. May GOD bless you all.

May 22, 2006 at 7:43 pm
(41) Cristina says:

I read this and looked up her name instantly. So i forwarded, but i said in my forward letter that she wasnt missing and that its not true. I pretty sure i (14) wouldnt want some one to do this to me, and if any body did and i wasnt missing i would hope some one smart enough would come by and take the time to look my name up on the enternet to be sure that i wasnt missing and then email all their friends telling them that i wasnt missing. Its funny how messed up teens are. And i am ONE.!!!

~Cristina Marie~

May 22, 2006 at 8:43 pm
(42) Sherri says:

I always check these things out online whenever I get them to make sure that it is true. Yes I think its sad that people do these things for attention.

May 22, 2006 at 8:52 pm
(43) Amber says:

Some people have more time than they do brains…

May 22, 2006 at 10:12 pm
(44) Tammy says:

People like this make it difficult to help people who are really in trouble, You end up not believing – crying wolf when none are around. The kids should be punished by not being allowed around computers.

May 22, 2006 at 10:59 pm
(45) Melissa says:

Why would anyone want to do something like that. It is a horrible thing to do. Something should be done about this. Rememeber the lady that was reported missing jsut before her wedding date and then after a huge counrty wide search she was suddenly found, well she was punished. She had to do community service, pay $125,00, and some other things for lying about her being missing. This Ashley Flores shoudl be punished the same way that lady did. I don’t see why she wouldn’t be punished.

May 22, 2006 at 11:20 pm
(46) deb says:

How dare those little brats upset the entire online community! Some of us function like a family on here, we care about one another and the problems of others. How much time was wasted by folks online, how many prayers were said for the safe return of this young girl? I suppose we ought to say a prayer for all those involved in this little “joke”, pray that they be delivered from the evil that posessed them into thinking something like this was cute in the first place.
Perhaps still, they should be taught how to pray themselves, for all the children who actually go missing every day and suffer unspeakable horrors and deaths not only of their bodies, but the souls of those who survive their ordeals. I think maybe they should be charged with some crime, forced to do community service in shelters for the abused, perhaps view the autopsy of a murdered child…..how much fun would THAT be?

May 23, 2006 at 12:32 am
(47) Jack Ass says:

Why bother getting upset. Just use your brain…if someone sends you an email that requests you pass it along….ITS A SCAM YOU IDIOT!!!!!!

May 23, 2006 at 12:48 am
(48) Lisa says:

I researched this soon after I read it and realized it was a hoax. Now if someone’s else’s child goes missing, how are we supposed to believe it?

May 23, 2006 at 10:07 am
(49) Chuck says:

You folks are awesome. I usually get emails like this from well meaning folks that have been duped along with all the others. I always check here first when I get these “alerts”. Keep up the good work!

May 23, 2006 at 12:18 pm
(50) Rodney says:

I agree with everyone that in this day and age it is ridiculous to even joke about something like this. So many people are so concerned when a child goes missing but to some it can be a joke? THATS RIDICULOUS!!!

May 23, 2006 at 12:34 pm
(51) Pam says:

You know some of the comments blame the kids and some blame the adults for not checking into this hoax. Well I for one did not check. Just think this is the age group that is going to be taking care of us when we get old. God help us. With children and teens being abducted daily how can someone think this is a joke. I will still forward emails if it has something to do with a missing child. Last but not least I think that the Government should do something about sites like myspace. Thats a breeding group for nut cases. I blocked that site from my teenagers. They need to concentrate on school and a career not a screwed up site.

May 23, 2006 at 1:46 pm
(52) Susie says:

oh my godness who would do that? that so mean make’n people think someone is missing omg.

May 23, 2006 at 2:12 pm
(53) comment by E says:

for someone to post a missing child alert is so wrong. There are parents at home right now who are looking for any clues on their own child who is mia and have to see the hoax’s. These are ridiculous

May 23, 2006 at 3:00 pm
(54) Guidi says:

Someone should have a good talk with this child. If she was my daughter she won’t be on line till she was old enough to buy her own computer… When she has her own children someday… I hope this doesn’t come back and bite her in the a*#.

May 23, 2006 at 3:31 pm
(55) D says:

Welcome to the real world people. The human race has many quality traits but also several significant flaws. he Internet is a great resource tool but “Caveat emptor.” More information is not always a better thing–especially when it is false.

May 23, 2006 at 3:44 pm
(56) Betsy says:

This absolutely disgusts me that someone would do this. Whoever did it needs to realize that universal law comes back to you! Betsy

May 23, 2006 at 5:13 pm
(57) Gina says:

All this kind of joking does is make me not want to forward any other missing children emails.

May 23, 2006 at 5:22 pm
(58) Al says:

we sure have some sick people in our world

May 23, 2006 at 7:50 pm
(59) Bug says:

If this girl is desperate for attention she needs to get it from her parents & friends not the rest of the world. How immature.

May 23, 2006 at 8:01 pm
(60) Moni says:

“The boy who cried wolf”…and she didn’t really look 13.

May 24, 2006 at 7:33 am
(61) bd says:

this is so sick , they should be charge with falsifying a report.there is no excuse for having a laugh and they should be punished by law. i feel they are acting like they do not care and it really makes people upset when they find out it is a hoax.

May 24, 2006 at 3:23 pm
(62) DP says:

Personally, was quite embarassed that I forwarded this email without checking the facts. Let everyone I emailed know it was a hoax, hopefully it stopped there. As a parent, I can very much understand the impulse to automatically forward this type of an email.

However, as others have pointed out, we need to take responsibility for our own choices, like forwarding hoax email. That goes for a lot of things, ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves. Charging the people who started this isn’t going to change that.

May be worth remembering that we were all teens once, but the difference was, we could only play a prank on one person at a time in the “old” days ;-)

May 24, 2006 at 5:08 pm
(63) ROZ says:


May 24, 2006 at 6:17 pm
(64) jen says:

how someone could even think of playing a sick joke like that is unreal. karma is a bitch though.

May 26, 2006 at 11:16 am
(65) Kathie says:

I can’t believe that someone would intentionally put out that their child is missing. What a horrible thing to do. God will get you.With all the children out there that ARE missing, how could a mother,or a family member make something this SICK up. You should be ashamed.

May 26, 2006 at 1:42 pm
(66) Craig says:

I have two young children of my own and all I can say is what a sick thing to kid around about. Any of us with children would be absolutely devistated if this were to ever, God forbid, happen to any of them. I actually felt for this family as I was sending out my e-mails, they better hope karma doesn’t come back to haunt them.

May 26, 2006 at 2:03 pm
(67) Melissa says:

I just want to say I am still receiving emails from other freinds around the world about this missing “Ashley” girl. I can’t beleive it is still lingering around after I have sent this to my contacts letting them all know it is a hoax.
I will have to say and agree What goes around comes around, karma will get ya in the end!

May 26, 2006 at 2:12 pm
(68) Philly says:

Someone should kidnap her. Then when nobody believes the story and nobody looks for her, maybe she’ll understand how stupid this really was.

May 26, 2006 at 5:53 pm
(69) therese says:

THAT IS REALLY SICK thing to do and make people think shes missing i cried when i read the email. They just found a little girls skull where i live from a little girl who was missing for 1yr and i cried … my point is dont start spreading around that someones missing and they are not really missing and it just hurts people not a JOKE!!!!!

May 27, 2006 at 8:21 pm
(70) Elizabeth says:

It was NOT Ashley that did this it was her friend (so called friend) and for those of you who think it was SHAME ON YOU!! Read the facts before you post!!

Maybe parents should try educating their children with real manners then things like this would never happen.

Saddly I too fell for it and send it to people. It was a waste of my time and the time of others.

May 28, 2006 at 10:58 am
(71) crissy says:

You guys need to not be so upset. Yes it was a stupid thing to do, it was upsetting and hurtful but at the same time, These are kids, You people don’t remember dialing strange numbers, talking to strangers, Handing out personal information to them that could have gotten us into a very bad situation? I remember, The most upsetting thing is when a child goes missing but I think you all are missing the point here. THE POINT IS… THANK GOD IT WAS A JOKE AND NOT A REALITY, THANK GOD SHE WASN’T ONE OF THOSE ONES DIALING PHONE NUMBERS AND REACHING A SICKO WHO HUNTED HER DOWN. THANK GOD SHE’S ALIVE! Stop being angry over childish pranks, we can’t change the past all we can do is shape the future with every new bit of insight. I heard about this when a friend sent it to me and he sent me the follow up right after but it just makes me wonder how all of you can be so kind to pass something like that on thinking you did your good deed for the day then be so quick to anger when you find out it was for nothing. SO WHAT SHE’S ALIVE be happy about it. stop complaining that it wasted your energy and move on. Parent’s of the friend, Spank your childs ass and tell him it was mean then go on with your day so everyone will go on with theirs and quit whining.

May 28, 2006 at 12:19 pm
(72) Walter Gavurnik says:

While I am thankful she is not missing, It took valuable time away from my many other tasks. I run a site for ChildWatch.org dedicated to find the missing. This hoax has taken crucial time from that endeavor. Before posting I need to research it to make sure it is in deed a missing person. It’s a shame that kids are kids and do this sort of thing. They do not know what harm it can cause.
Help find Jennifer Kesse

May 30, 2006 at 8:10 am
(73) d.finger says:

There are actually many of us how are active in trying to eliminate child abuse and neglect and we something like this we act. It is sad that people would take advantage of the good heartedness of those who would try to save them for the mere quick laugh of the little game. Cry wolf and see where it gets ya

May 30, 2006 at 12:54 pm
(74) Trisha says:

I would be devastated if something like this happened to my daughter. Missing children is never something to joke about. I am glad she is not missing, who knows what sick people in this world could have done to her if she actually was missing. She’s a very lucky girl.

May 30, 2006 at 10:41 pm
(75) holli says:


May 31, 2006 at 9:32 am
(76) Kathy says:

Unbelievable!! I initially was going to delete the email I received about this missing girl but just couldn’t and sent it to so many people only to be alerted by one of them that it was a hoax. I will definitely investigate any future email alerts before forwarding to others. Not funny in the least…….

May 31, 2006 at 4:57 pm
(77) Eric says:

All you have to do is Google her name to find out that it’s a hoax. People are IDIOTS and they believe everything they see and read, then send it to hundreds, and eventually thousands, of others. Google stuff before you forward it, people…c’mon!
(note: if you forward this message, Microsoft will send you a check)

May 31, 2006 at 8:26 pm
(78) Ray says:

JUST PLAIN STUPID!!!I think just her common sence is missing…she should do serious community service, (if not jail time)to make up to all the Real cases of missing kids she put on hold while they “searched” for her…how many actually were killed in that time that might have been saved?!

June 1, 2006 at 1:23 am
(79) Melissa says:

What is wrong with people these days? With so much being said about myspace and all these other sites, where do these people get off pulling something like this? It’s been my experience that doing things like this will come back to haunt you….i wonder what this girl will do when her own daughter is missing? Sadly enough, because of what she and her mother have done, no one will be interested enough to help them when that day comes!

June 2, 2006 at 1:52 am
(80) Pat says:

What some people will do for attention!!

June 2, 2006 at 9:23 am
(81) Jose Berrios says:

Parece mentira que se juegue con los sentimientos ajenos diciendo que esta criatura se perdio cuando no ha sido asi me gustaria saber la realidad del asunto. Por lo menos eso es lo que leo en este lugar que no esta perdida. No se cual sea su situacion pues desconosco ojala y este bien esto a llegado hasta Puerto Rico si alguin sabe cual es la verdad por favor escribame gracias

June 2, 2006 at 2:48 pm
(82) cheralyn says:

let this be a lesson to everyone out there. don’t just mindlessly frwd useless missing persons/chain letters and the like to your unfortunate friends. this clogs up their inboxes and lessens space for legit emails. all i did when i received this useless tripe is google the girl’s name. i than informed everyone my friend sent on the list this is a hoax and to follow the url for more info and pls stop frwding it any further. it takes a little research to show you care rather than thinking you’re doing the right thing and making your friends resent your emails. kids will be kids..but all you adults need to give your heads a good shake and excercise some common sense. no legit missing persons agency would engage in such a useless ploy. i’m not going to excuse what her friend did as it was a nasty trick. but it should never have gotten to this mammoth proportion if it wasn’t in ignorant adults being only to quick to believe in the first place!!!

June 2, 2006 at 4:49 pm
(83) bobby says:

there should be laws protecting the public of mischief of this magnitude. i don’t care if the kid is 10yrs old or 18yrs old. there needs to be consequences to their actions. a lot of people were genuninely concerned and that is despicable to play on people’s emotions. there should be some repercussions to this young person that thought it was just a joke. its simply not funny!

June 4, 2006 at 7:27 pm
(84) jessica says:

i just sent this to 100 ppl

June 4, 2006 at 11:21 pm
(85) Tara says:

sadly I now find myself looking up this stuff on the net before I even consider forwarding because of all the junk out there. I sent a link to this page to the person who sent me the original email and told them to forward it on to whoever else they sent it to so that people won’t forward it.

June 6, 2006 at 2:18 pm
(86) Colleen says:

If this is so and who ever did this should be fined. There are real children out there that need help. I hope this person feels like a jackass. I am from Canada.

June 7, 2006 at 9:49 pm
(87) Mason says:

I cant believe that ppl would do this!! I sent this to sooooo many people!! This is sooo wrong some ppl might actually think that Ashley is missing. It was xtreamly rude!!

June 7, 2006 at 9:49 pm
(88) Skooch says:

Mother Flores !!!!!!! you are a very disturbed person. get some help !!!!!

June 24, 2006 at 12:26 am
(89) Childish1 says:

What a waste of time with Gossip on this page. You don’t know who started this missing girl hoax or why or who got hold of it and began to email it around. I believe prayer is our greatest resource but certainly the internet is someplace to begin your effort to help to basically get information on the case to do your part rather than simply forwarding the issue on without getting hands on with it. If you did a simple name search you would have found that this is not a true missing persons case.

I feel for those whose emotions were strung but I believe there were only 2 or 3 above that actually did and active search in participation to find the girl before passing the email along.

As an adult you should know all things are not truths. Passing blame to youth makes you so called adults the real children.

June 27, 2006 at 6:10 am
(90) tsk tsk says:

yeah checked here first as i thought it seemed sus ,,, tsk tsk
Just time wasters ,,,Get a life

July 4, 2006 at 7:39 am
(91) Mindy says:

Got 2 of these emails in Australia this week! Very few are real but the sad truth is that some are and we need to keep checking for these children. Please read this site which is TRUE and the parents have tried everything to try to find out what happened to their beautiful son. Maybe someone out there can help.

November 8, 2006 at 6:04 am
(92) steve says:


November 8, 2006 at 9:15 pm
(93) LGR says:

This was forwarded to me today. I am always suspicious of anything FORWARDED, so I Googled on “Ashley Flores” and found out “About” Ashley.
I promptly provided this link in my Reply email; hopefully the truth will trickle back down. Thanks,

November 9, 2006 at 11:44 pm
(94) Audrey says:

I got the same email today, and also forwarded the link to Urban Legends site. Really sad, as folks with great intentions pass things on to help, while someone else gets their jolly kicks from behind a computer screen.

Funny, how you never hear of any real children missing in email. Not sure why that is, as it is a great idea for reaching out to others, but it seems like only hoaxes like this are emailed.

For shame on this girl’s friends for doing this. Even thought this supposedly started out as a joke that got out of hand, I’d like someone to explain to me the made up email for folks to email information to- if it was a joke, why create an account like that, knowing folks would take this seriously and email them?

Goes to show you, teens don’t belong on the net…….


November 22, 2006 at 1:27 pm
(95) Doug says:

The real ones, such as Elizabeth Smart, usually stop being sent around because the news gets out when the search has been resolved. I think it is a very good idea to do this, but the hoaxes are going to make people just delete the email.

November 29, 2006 at 12:05 pm
(96) Bonnie says:

Today made about the 20th time I received this ‘missing girl’ email on the Flores girl. I simply delete it anymore. I used to send the one that emailed me any hoax item something to show them it was a hoax. Then to many started sending me stuff asking if it was true before they would pass it on.

I’d give them 2-3 different sites to do their own checking but guess they are to lazy to check. So I now just delete after I check and go about my business. But I swear some pay no attention because I know I have received the same email from the same person more than once.

This girl could walk in to their homes and they wouldn’t have a clue who she was. So I’m not so sure forwarded emails is the way to go even if a child is really missing.

December 1, 2006 at 1:24 am
(97) Karina says:

This is ridiculous! Aparently this is an old scam that is still circulating, why?! I just received an email from her “mother” asking for help. Now I have to deal with the embarrassment of having to re-email all my friends to tell them the whole thing was nothing but a nasty scam!

December 1, 2006 at 7:40 pm
(98) Christine says:

This a real sick joke. Kids go missing everyday and there are families that are going crazy woundering if there kids are alive or dead. I pray to god that when she get older and has kids that nothing like this ever happens to her kids. I can’t believe that anybody would ever do that. This is a tastless joke and should never be sent again.

December 3, 2006 at 1:17 pm
(99) Anonomus says:


December 3, 2006 at 1:22 pm
(100) Pam says:

All I can say is one word…KARMA

December 4, 2006 at 11:34 am
(101) Marie says:

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Well, I guess you kids set a prank and got EXACTLY what you wanted. CRUEL ATTENTION! This wasted a LOT of time from people who are looking for a missing loved one. As you grow and have children, I sincerely hope you never need “Amber Alert”. Maybe THEN you willl realize the horrific act this caused. You all should be prosecuted for this.

December 4, 2006 at 1:36 pm
(102) Bonnie says:

All adults should have the critical thinking skills to not believe everything they see on the Internet. Sheesh. Yes, the kid was wrong. So are those who just forward everything they receive. I am one of those people who deletes it ALL. I refuse to forward anything. We, as adults really need to THINK and set a good example for the kids. The people who set up the pranks depend on the sheep-like follower mentality of the people to forward like crazy. Yes, the initial creator of this hoax was wrong, but let’s get real. Adults are also responsible for their own actions. Use your brains first, then forward. Stop blaming others because YOU chose to perpetrate/forward this hoax. It is your own fault – then you have the audacity to feel victimized. Let’s get real!

December 6, 2006 at 1:54 am
(103) nactime says:

WHY WOULD U PLAY A SICK JOKE LIKE THAT?!?! Yeah, we’ve all had our times to joke around, but NEVER like this!! THAT IS AWFULL!!!! SHAME ON U WHOEVER DID IT!

December 6, 2006 at 9:47 pm
(104) Nikki says:

Tsk tsk tsk…. Thats nothing to joke about. Shame shame shame. Even innocent jokes do get out of hand and people need to think befor they act. They offended so many people. Well, I’m to young to really even care so, I’m not one to talk but I have recieved this mail and I was thinking “Oh! I better keep a look out for her!” But…um….yeah. Okay. No hard feelings, just don’t do it again! =3

December 7, 2006 at 10:46 pm
(105) Patricia says:

I really am upset that somebody would do that to people who would try and help find a child, because if my children had come up missing at that age, I would be totally devastated. Whoever did that should be ashamed of themselves.

December 7, 2006 at 11:04 pm
(106) Theresa says:

This is so STUPID! Everyone that was in on this, should be fined and be taught that you don’t play a stupid stunt like this again. It sounds like everyone that was involved in this was old enough to know better. Hope you have learned your lesson!!!

December 11, 2006 at 12:58 pm
(107) Dave S says:

The real problem here is not that some stupid kid did something stupid. The real problem is that stupid adults keep propogating this crap without checking it out first! The kid(s) who made this up don’t have my email address! How did this get to me? I’ll tell you how: one of you who say “I forwarded this right away…” YOU are to blame for me getting this crap. STOP IT!! STOP IT!!

December 12, 2006 at 10:16 am
(108) Chaylen says:

why in the world would someone want to waste another persons time and thoughts on this? Whom ever started this, should have to feel the pain of what it would really be like to have someone taken from them to see what it would be like to wonder, and cry, and feel the pain and wonder if that person will ever see the light of day again, or if they are being starved or beaten. shame on you. you will have to answer one day for the lies you have told. sorry about your luck. just like the boy that cried wolf. what happend there?

December 12, 2006 at 8:40 pm
(109) Julie says:

HOW DISGUSTING. Having gone thru having a child missing, I was so angry over this. I didn’t appreciate it at all..knowing how it actually feels to have your child missing. I hope this was dealt with appropriately.

December 15, 2006 at 4:02 am
(110) J says:

it was a joke …….soo people GET OVER IT

December 21, 2006 at 5:05 am
(111) D says:

have we all not played a joke on people before!!!!! all you moaning about the time it took to forward this email should stop!! you certainly had time to waste in writing a comment here

December 21, 2006 at 9:41 am
(112) Adrian says:

The problem is this joke won’t end. Things like fake missing person’s emails circulate forever on the web. They’re the cyber-version of crying “wolf”.

I don’t actually think the girl who cried wolf was that bad. It was everyone else who’s kept crying it that’s got to give their heads a shake.

People have to check things out before they start spreading panic and concern.

December 23, 2006 at 9:17 pm
(113) felicia says:

have we all not played a joke on people before!!!!! all you moaning about the time it took to forward this email should stop!! you certainly had time to waste in writing a comment here


get over it people, shes not missing and shes not in harms way be happy let her family deal with the rest

December 25, 2006 at 5:21 pm
(114) z says:

Ha… the girl in the picture is my friend’s little sister… one of her friends sent out this message on MySpace or something, with Ashley’s permission, and it just kinda spread like wild. So she IS a real person. And you can rest assured she got punished. My friend said family members were calling her house crying because they got the e-mail and were genuinely concerned and upset. She got grouned for like a month or two and wasn’t allowed on the internet for quite a while either. Cops showed up at her school trying to ask about her too. But hey, they did it for the lulz.

January 2, 2007 at 8:12 pm
(115) donna-mae says:

My wish for you Ashley Flores is that YOU do go missing and are never found! What a cruel’joke’. The trauma and grief involved when someone goes missing can NEVER BE THE SUBJECT OF A JOKE, you brain-dead idiots!! Remember Amy Billig and Adam? Ashley, you and your parents are just part of your selfish, self-seeking self-centred, ‘self-attention seeking’ American culture! I just know soon YOU WILL GO MISSING!!! Remember what you wish for may come back to HAUNT YOU!! (Ha! Ha!!!)

January 2, 2007 at 9:16 pm
(116) Mackenzie says:

I am so sorry! That is so sad that your daughter is missing… i will send this to as many people as i can… god bless you….i know that your daughter will turn up here in a few days…

January 4, 2007 at 11:54 am
(117) Me says:

Please check these things out before forwarding them. It desensitizes people to the true pain and anguish of having a missing relative.

January 5, 2007 at 6:35 am
(118) scooby says:

this is the reason I always delete email and never forward… Everything is always bogus. If that girl thinks that this is funny,maybe she should spend a little time with the center for missing and exploited children and get to hear the anguish from a parent who is missing a child. She needs to grow up!

January 13, 2007 at 4:18 pm
(119) Paige says:

i got the email with the subject “amber alert” i went to google to look up some more information about the girl and relized it was all a joke. That makes me sick. some people really need to grow up.

January 14, 2007 at 9:08 am
(120) Dawn (south wales, UK) says:

Just recieved the said e-mail
so it’s still doing the rounds!

I never forward E-mails so stop bloody sending them to me!!!!

but I think its amazing how they travel to so many places, Ashley’s photo is going around wales and the UK as I type.
So take care Ashley there are a lot of sicko’s out there

January 17, 2007 at 1:09 am
(121) Melinda says:

I just got an e-mail today and was immediately suspicious, because it had no information about where, when etc. Lame.

January 18, 2007 at 7:37 am
(122) Ste says:

stupid stupid people!!!….so when someone actually IS missing, people won’t want to help because they will think it’s bogus!!…..’boy who cried wolf’ anyone?!!….DAMN FOOLS!!

January 19, 2007 at 11:23 am
(123) anna says:

talking about, “crying wolf”, she will have to look over her shoulder from now on. There may a crazy person out there wanting to teach her a lesson.

January 20, 2007 at 8:22 pm
(124) Jodi says:

When I first heard about this all I could think about were those boys that they just found? The two that they found together, one was missing four years! I bet they don’t find the “joke” very funny! Stop and think about what you are doing before you really do it! You never know who it is going to hurt!

January 21, 2007 at 1:14 am
(125) BN says:

It is crazy that this has been circulating since May… This is the first time I saw it, and took 2 seconds to check it out. 99% of these are hoaxes. Run a search prior to forwarding these on to see if they are legit. It only takes a few seconds. If it is legit, send it back out. if not, delete it, and inform the person who sent it to you that it is a hoax.

January 22, 2007 at 7:13 pm
(126) Tish says:

This was a HORRIBLE thing to do,and Ahsley should really reconsider who her “friends” are! Crying “WOLF” is a terrible thing to do! People will never believe you when you really need help! Her getting grounded for a month or two is not enough! Those involved should have legal actions taken against them, including Ashley if she was involved! This was not funny! Kids, THINK before you do stuff like this!!!! I feel sorry for Ashley’s family who had to go through the pain of thinking that she was really missing, and for all of us whose hearts went out to her for nothing!!!!

January 22, 2007 at 7:24 pm
(127) Tish says:

For those of you who are criticizing those of us whose hearts automatically went out for that girl, NO,SHAME ON YOU!,for pretending like you never forwarded a bogus e-mail before! She cried “WOLF” and you all are a bunch of “PINNOCHIOS”! We can honestly say that we’ve learned our lesson! Don’t pretend that you didn’t have to learn it yourself as well!

January 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm
(128) Patrick says:

Next time when a little girl is REALLY missing… at least a portion of the people who forwarded this email will most likely do nothing next time. And who knows? Maybe they will be the one’s who would have made the difference! Crying wolf will ultimately hurt someone!

January 23, 2007 at 4:49 pm
(129) Will says:

I didn’t even consider that such an email would be a hoax. It’s awful! It taught me to be more catious before alerting everyone in my contacts list, even about the more serious situations, such as this.

January 23, 2007 at 5:41 pm
(130) Jessica says:

This made it’s way to NL. Sad, so sad. It will be even sadder when something happens to her or someone else and nobody bats an eyelash. Get a life, kid.

January 23, 2007 at 7:22 pm
(131) Laura says:

I’ve seen this e-mail about 5 or 6 times, and I do delete it. How could this person be so insensitive to others. This is childish behavior. How does this person sleep at night. My mother always says “don’t believe everything you see on the net, people can say anything and put it out there.”

January 25, 2007 at 11:44 am
(132) Annie says:

Now every time an e-mail comes around saying someone is missing its going to be hard to believe. Next time if something does happen what are we suppose to think?

January 26, 2007 at 8:54 pm
(133) Cynthia Brooks says:


January 26, 2007 at 10:34 pm
(134) Crystal says:

What a horrible thing to do! I hope and pray that someday this doesn’t really happen to this girl and any of her friends. Can you imagine if some of her relatives had seen this not knowing that it was a joke? Life is not a joke! We need to learn from children who have really gone through this kind of horrible experience that it is not something to laugh about.

January 29, 2007 at 9:42 am
(135) Shelley says:

It’s sad that someone would take the time to use such a situation just to irritate people. Thanks to these site where you can check them out in 20 secs. Also, the pleas are not very professional written, ie. “kid” I think that if true, the term “child or person”

January 29, 2007 at 9:09 pm
(136) Heidi says:

I have children and to think that this is a joke! Obserd!!! I am very disgusted and the person behind the joke should have some type of action taken against them, especially nowadays!!!

January 30, 2007 at 3:56 pm
(137) Kim says:

Not sure what they were thinking, but I sure hope that they will never think of doing that again. So much craziness in this world and KIDS are doing this!!!!!

January 31, 2007 at 3:01 pm
(138) Donna says:

This is horrible, when I saw it I was sick I have a 20 yr old daughter and immediately thought of my God those poor parents. What a mean joke !!

January 31, 2007 at 11:33 pm
(139) Alpha and Omega says:

Whoever felt compeled to do this for a lousy joke……just remember….while you sit back and laugh at all the people you have misled with this story about a supposed dear friend whom you know….. YOU WILL have to answer for this one day…and it will not be a laughing matter then. Maybe you should re-think this through with what you have done, and be really serious about asking for forgiveness on this matter, because like I’ve said…. YOU WILL have to answer for this hideous joke one day…and you will regret it among the many other things that you may have to answer to from the result of it. Everyone is responsible for their own actions in life….so be prepared to answer for this one…..after all, would you laugh if your friend really did come up missing as a result of this rediculous joke????

February 3, 2007 at 3:40 pm
(140) Sandra says:

I receive tons of junk mail and gimmicks through email that I get so tired of receiving and deleting, but it never accrued to me that a child missing (including a picture) would be a hoax joke. Especially since the currently much publicized case of Shawn and Ben and their kidnapper Michael Devlin.

February 4, 2007 at 9:12 pm
(141) Jamie says:

That’s not funny at all- we had a girl from my high school disappear a few weeks ago and everyone was really scared for her. We found her but when I saw this I really got scared. How can you possibly call this a joke?

February 5, 2007 at 7:07 am
(142) Paul says:

The original hoax isn’t the worst part of emails like this. It is the fact that so many a-holes send them out without verifying it first. When will adults stop sending stupid chain letters started by bored and inventive kids?


February 5, 2007 at 12:44 pm
(143) Kim Todd says:

I’m thankful she is okay and safe. Just remember, kids don’t always think things through and neither do adults.
Have a little mercy. Hopefully they learned a lesson.

February 5, 2007 at 2:08 pm
(144) nick says:

i am 13 i dont pull jokes man i spent 2 day tryen to get info about her and i was geting ready to go to penn,pa and look for her thank the lord i didn’t that i not cool!!!! Nick

February 5, 2007 at 2:11 pm
(145) nick says:

man i feel so sorry for the mom she spent all that time tryen to find her 13 year old girl it still not cool!!

February 5, 2007 at 5:11 pm
(146) Jackie says:

I am so sorry I bothered all of you,by sendingthe story..I didn`t know there was a place to check the truth of these things.I just felt that if everyone saw it and we could find just ONE missing child,it would be a good thing.If that was my kid or grandchild,(it`s against the law what would happen to it) The oldtimers know what I mean. Again so sorry

February 6, 2007 at 7:56 am
(147) Keshnee says:

Hi All
E-mail still circulating. Yes a cruel joke, but lets not given the culprits even more satisfaction with all our comments.

Take care

I’m back to work….:)

February 6, 2007 at 2:42 pm
(148) N says:

What a terrible terrible joke!
Jokes are funny – THIS IS NOT!

February 10, 2007 at 1:44 pm
(149) anilzakascam says:

you white people need something better to do with yall life. you white people are morons. and no i am not black.

February 14, 2007 at 12:02 pm
(150) Dawn says:

This is a sick joke. I have spent years working with parents of missing children (real missing ones) and seeing their devistation is heartwrenching. Kids, it is not funny at all. Grow up and face reality!

February 14, 2007 at 2:23 pm
(151) Chinten says:

As if I had to find this out, may be I should’ve researched a little more before emailing all my contacts all over the world. In this existance we need to realize that what we put out whether is be words or emotions, it can be reached to the void. I live by this line… What you believe and trust will become your truth & reality in this existance. So be very careful of what you put out.

I hope these kids relate to this and understand these sort of jokes are not funny. But I can relate to where they are comming from and also apreciate the jest. Just one note: Be careful of whom you share the joke with and how far you stretch it as it might become reality from fiction.

Be Safe!!

February 15, 2007 at 10:59 am
(152) Kerri says:

I think that criminal charges should be given to the girl or girls responsible for this. If we allow for people to make jokes like they did, then we do not take real kidnappings, etc. seriously when they do occur.

February 15, 2007 at 3:45 pm
(153) jackie says:

It’s a shame to get e-mails like this that aren’t true. It’s a shame then to send it to everyone in hopes this poor girl could be found. I hope everyone else that forwarded it on, also retracted and gave this address. I sure wouldn ‘t want anyone I sent it to to loose sleep over it….

February 15, 2007 at 11:07 pm
(154) Mikko says:

Now that this young gals photo is all over the internet, and you can bet somewhere , some one out there that did get this is a pedophile.
Now this pedophile knows that if he did take this pretty young girl……any Amber alerts of her online would be ignored….Nice going kids…….won’t be funny then will it?

February 16, 2007 at 7:06 pm
(155) Yah Right says:

i followed my women intuition, i never forwarded

February 17, 2007 at 9:05 am
(156) Tanya says:

Kids have too much free time on their hands these days and thats why they get into all kinds of trouble. Give your kids a hobby to do, or better yet….give then CHORES. Some people think that it’s ok because they are kids, but I think someone needs to set them straight!!!

February 18, 2007 at 12:33 pm
(157) UHH!!! says:

That is wrong!!! never joke around like that!! that could get people in lots of trouble!!

February 18, 2007 at 9:10 pm
(158) molly says:

This Is Not A Prank,Far From It , Children get Away With All things ,Parents are doing A Poor Job Of Raising Children. We Are Going To Reap What We Sow.Very Little Punishment ,If Any At All . Too Much Time On Kids Hands. They Are Desenceitized Today.
Anything Goes,They Are not Afraid,As Nothing is going to Happen to Them. They Aren’t Fazed By A Terrible Thing They’ve Done.Neither are the parents.

February 20, 2007 at 1:12 am
(159) Ashleigh says:

THAT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH how pppl can jooke like that, i mean i had a freind who went missin and havn;t seen her since i was lil, but u kids need to grow up and act ur age not ur shoe size

February 20, 2007 at 2:28 pm
(160) Mrs. Claybron says:


February 22, 2007 at 9:55 am
(161) Sam says:

The best thing to do when you get this type of email is to check out the credibility by using this site…took me 2 minutes. You then reply to all with the link with the research to show them. Maybe more people wil research before “passing it on”.

February 26, 2007 at 5:50 pm
(162) Steve says:

This email is still in circulation. What a prank…The individual that started this should be w/hanging out w/the former leader of IRAQ.

February 26, 2007 at 5:50 pm
(163) Steve says:

This email is still in circulation. What a prank…The individual that started this should be hanging out w/the former leader of IRAQ.

February 26, 2007 at 8:11 pm
(164) Denver K says:

Dude this is so not something to call wolfe about.

This is a bad joke.

February 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm
(165) Joe Bob says:

I’m pretty sure that the reason these get forwarded is so that spammers can get their hands on the long list of recipients that is inevitably attached to the message. In other words, the same total and complete scumbags who send you endless letters about penis enlargement pills, cheap viagra, and worthless penny stocks, see these messages as a free passkey to our inboxes.

February 27, 2007 at 10:22 am
(166) Vanessa says:

MAN! And I just fell for this and send it to like 30 people….grrrrr!!!

February 27, 2007 at 4:03 pm
(167) Susan says:

Just received it. Decided to ‘google’ the name before I forwarded the msg. Thank goodness I did. That is a very dangerous joke.

February 28, 2007 at 2:11 pm
(168) Melissa says:

What a horrible joke to play on someone! I mean i love a good prank every now and then but to go and make up that someone’s child is missing.. that goes a little too far with it. There are enough REAL missing kids in the world as it is; but to joke around about it is NOT cool! Just remember what goes around comes around!!

March 2, 2007 at 12:54 pm
(169) Kellie says:

Okay people – here’s the clue – check the story BEFORE you mail it to a hundred more people!

March 9, 2007 at 6:33 pm
(170) Lynn says:

It is still going around! Does anyone check this stuff out before they hit “send”?

March 12, 2007 at 9:34 am
(171) Bonnie says:

I will now google search before I forward. But a scam like this could prevent people from forwarding when it is really true and could waste time. The losers in this world should not be doing such sick jokes. I wish they could be caught!!

March 13, 2007 at 11:41 am
(172) Anonymous says:

I think these kids should have charges brought against them for this kind of crap!!!!

March 15, 2007 at 4:30 pm
(173) Judi says:

This is still being forwarded. Very sad

March 17, 2007 at 6:57 pm
(174) MENA says:


March 21, 2007 at 4:53 pm
(175) Me says:

Grow up. Ya’ll are stupid for believing things like this. I get bogus stuff all the time and the first thing I do is check the facts on this website. It was meant to be a harmless joke between some kids, and somebody got confused and sent it out to more people. Don’t blame the kids–blame yourselves.

March 21, 2007 at 11:32 pm
(176) Alison says:

Ashley, you obviously have never gone through anything hard in your life if you think something like this would be funny. You knew this would get all over the internet and it was all just fun and games, well things in life come back to get you so i suggest you grow up quick and realize that there are real kids out there missing scared with families that are devistated. Ask those people how funny your little prank was, I would love to hear what they would say to you. Since you were able to get this message across the internet than you can write an apology to all those kids and their families. This world is full of too much bad already, the last thing we need is false news!!!!

March 24, 2007 at 11:31 am
(177) Mad in CA says:

This email is still circulating over a year L8r. So sad for misinformation to have gone out in the first place.

March 26, 2007 at 12:30 am
(178) Michael says:

I got this e-mail from a really trusted frien, and so i went online to find a picture and i found this, i am so glad i found this before i forwarded it.

April 5, 2007 at 7:18 pm
(179) Callan says:

Lord I pray, please forgive the person or person’s responsible for what they have done in circulating this false information. Most of all I pray that they would come to know you their lord and saviour through this experience. Lord I also that anyone who holds unforgiveness toward these people, that they would find it in their hearts to forgive them just as I do right now in Jesus name, Amen!! GOD bless everyone who reads this.

April 13, 2007 at 5:11 pm
(180) Lyndzee says:

How could someone do that?! Is that their idea of a joke?! Who would ever pretend that their daughter went missing? I almost want her daughter to go missing now, because no one will believe it because of that fake email. I just hope that now people won’t pay any attention to that email, and that they’ll be as disgusted with them as I am now.

April 25, 2007 at 8:11 am
(181) Jules says:

I’m glad I did a search on the web before passing on. I always worry about emails like this spreading virus’s & extracting email address’s from address books, & who wouldn’t put a phone number on a missing child ad when you want information immediately?!?

April 26, 2007 at 2:51 pm
(182) Baron says:

if you receive an email like this, why WOULDN’T you think it was a hoax?

The version I got was pathetic, you could spot it’s authenticity (none!) a mile off.

April 29, 2007 at 6:24 pm
(183) Lilia says:

It’s sad to say that I e-mailed this too and did not bother to look it up first and had no knowledge it was a joke. I have children and my first reaction was if this was one of mine I would want someone to know as to help. On a positive note look at how many people did get involved. Next time, I’ll stay out of my boyfriends e-mail it’s how I found it in the first place a group of people sent it to him. Lessoned learned.

April 30, 2007 at 11:30 pm
(184) vcm says:

Why is someone capable to do a thing like this? What can be the purpose of this e-mail. Let me tell you that I received the Ashley Flores e-mail like a year ago, and, ok, I forwarded it because It makes me really sad to know about missing persons, and I just wish I could do something to help find them. But today I received that same e-mail, and it said that AF was missing since two weeks ago. So I took a look at the e-mail’s trail to see if the date was older than a year ago, but the date of the original message was April 25, 2007. That is how I decided to make an internet search and I found this page.

May 1, 2007 at 8:01 am
(185) Cindy B says:

HAHAHA! That was so funny! You got me! Thank God you really weren’t being raped and murdered, it was just a silly joke.

May 7, 2007 at 12:29 pm
(186) Rebecca Blackmon says:

Who ever started this should be prosecuted for using a system meant to do good work and protect our children who are missing. This is child exploitation. I had 2 grand children who were missing for a period of time. If you have ever been in this situation you will not find this funny in anyway.

May 8, 2007 at 9:47 pm
(187) Ya Mum says:

Get over it! A lot of people are annoyed at how much time this took out of their daily schedule, however, they are still allowing this to take up time by posting notes of their disgust on this post.
There are worse things in the world, maybe some people should try and redirect their focus to things that really are of a concern. (I’m not condoning the actions of the person responsible for this hoax-it is wrong, but lets move on hey.

May 10, 2007 at 11:36 am
(188) Alan Searchwell says:

I suspect people start these as a means to harvest email addresses. I think that the originators hope that with enough of these crap chain emails floating around, a few might end up coming back to them with the hundreds of email addresses they usually contain. They can then just cut and paste the addresses into a huge list they already have and then sell that mailing list to spammers. It’s just a money making thing.

I am extremely frustrated by the fact that people who create email applications including, yahoo, google, hotmail, microsoft and mozilla, have not got together and made BCC (blind carbon copy) the default method of sending mail to multiple addresses. This would mean that when the brainless herd clicks the “forward” button and sends a chain email to their entire address book each recipient would get a message their address only in the “To” line. That would result in a huge drop in the number of email addresses floating around in these chain emails. Of course the CC option should always be available for office emails where it would be helpful for all recipients to know exactly who has received a particular message but, it just would not be the default when sending a message to multiple recipients.

A slightly more elaborate solution would be for the email application to filter out all the intermediary recipients so that the message would look like:

From:(insert senders email here)
To: (insert your email address here)
Subject: Insert inflammatory subject line here followed by !!!
Sent: (insert date here)

——–Forwarded Message——–

**** information suppressed ****

———Original Message——–
From:(insert email address of original sender here)
To: **** information suppressed *****
Subject:(same inflammatory line!!!!)
Date:(insert original send date)

Body of original message something like : My 87 year old great grandmother has somehow gotten herself pregnant and needs special medical attention to carry the pregnancy to term!!! Please pray for her as my five year old daughter is looking forward to babysitting her great granduncle/aunt.

The Eternal Optimist

May 14, 2007 at 12:33 am
(189) Sandy says:

Im a mother of 2 and pray to God that my children are always 100% safe and happy every day – i pray that it is a parents nightmare to find out your child is missing and something not to be taken lightly i became concerned when reading this email!!! To those who have started this prank you have now just blowen it for those familys in need of help how do we differ a PRANK and the TRUTH! YOU MAKE ME SICK AND WILL PAY IN SOME PART OF YOUR LIFE

May 15, 2007 at 5:10 am
(190) amanda says:

cant believe this sick joke has even reached a small town in england.I have 3 kids and i would be furious if they did something like this .I hope in the future that nothing similar happens in their lives as now no one would believe them.
my prayers do go out to anyone this has happened to like maddy from scotland.

May 16, 2007 at 5:16 pm
(191) Internet Broadcast Exec says:

Not really a funny thing to do! However, we’d rather look silly than to not be prepared to go live with it at some point or forward it. First off–it’s not in the Codeamber.org listing on their site. Sad prank!!! Those of us with children DO NOT think this is funny. They should prosecute people for this kinda of thing.

May 16, 2007 at 5:47 pm
(192) AILSA says:


May 17, 2007 at 1:25 pm
(193) Arn says:


May 17, 2007 at 5:30 pm
(194) Pam says:

How sad!!! The first thing I thought of was my son-I would want someone to help. Wasted energy on a child not missing. Shame on those who started this as a joke.

May 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
(195) Nichole says:

I think that people need to learn a lesson in biblical facts and realize that you can speak things into existence. People don’t realize the power of their tongue.

May 22, 2007 at 12:09 pm
(196) OLGA says:

This gesture will take away from the purpose of “Amber Alert.” Children are our precious treasures and this service should be respected. Hope the “Cry Wolf” tale does not happen to them.

May 28, 2007 at 1:54 am
(197) andrea says:

What a fu@$en stupid bi$%h!! I was actuall worried for her. As K said bad karma will come back to bite.

May 29, 2007 at 11:40 am
(198) wendy says:

it sickens me when people make up things like daughters going missing, when people are suffering so much because they actually have somebody they love very much go missing. Im happy Ashley is safe and well, and we all joke about but people ought to think before they make up stupid silly things.

May 31, 2007 at 11:49 am
(199) webmaster says:

shame on you

June 4, 2007 at 4:54 pm
(200) Sara says:

Don’t these people have anything better to do? Why would they do something like this, especially since it ACTUALLY happened to poor Madeleine! :(

June 4, 2007 at 9:50 pm
(201) Tyler says:

Friggin idiots, my neighbors kids, Dylan And Shasta Groene, were abducted and Dylan was killed, as were their family, this is a horrible sick joke, and if kids truly put this up on the internet, shame on them. how could you even think about it. The nerve of some Parents. This is a waste of time

June 8, 2007 at 9:48 am
(202) Kathryn Barthet says:

I feel that the person or persons who started this hoax are sick in the brain and need to get a life. The problem is when these stories are invented we tend to worry and believe them without hesitation but if people keep circulating these sort lies, for how long will people keep on believing and one day it will sadly be a true story and people will just ignore it.

June 8, 2007 at 1:14 pm
(203) cassie says:

Her and her friends should be taught a large lesson. At 13 you would think she would understand the severity of emails like this.
The law needs to step in on this one.
She shouyld be ashamed of herself.

June 15, 2007 at 3:47 pm
(204) bungholio says:

you blow ashley

June 21, 2007 at 8:50 am
(205) Theresa says:

I just received this today in my e-mail with some differences. There is no mention of Phillidelphia or the deli manager and the header above the picture lists a Staff Sergeant Rick Williams of the Rolla (MO) Police Department complete with an address and phone numbers. It is a sad thing that this just won’t die.

June 23, 2007 at 2:09 pm
(206) DASWAYNE says:


June 24, 2007 at 7:18 am
(207) Belinda says:

whomever you are that thinks these things are funny – GET A LIFE

June 28, 2007 at 4:30 am
(208) jess says:

Scum of the earth. Insensitive bastards. Karma will find you. That’s all I need to say

June 28, 2007 at 11:03 am
(209) Stephanie says:

I think Ashley and her friend should be sent to jail for a couple of months. I sent the Amber Alert to coworkers and bosses as well as family and friends. People care, but “jokes” like this will make people ignore the next Amber Alert thus preventing the real victims from being found. Ashley & her friend must be punsihed for their stupidity. Jail time or community service. This should not go away, she and her friend should learn a lesson.

July 2, 2007 at 2:08 am
(210) NOT NEEDED says:

The dumbass girl should be charged

why dont the damn police charge her or jail her or send her to community service for a prank like this

July 4, 2007 at 7:58 pm
(211) tori says:

people that lie about missing kids are stupid.

July 16, 2007 at 6:04 am
(212) Alex says:

I agree that those who created Ashley’s story are out of mind, fool, stupid,..
Any ways, we did what we supposed to do on receiving such message, to circulate.

July 18, 2007 at 12:53 pm
(213) Erin says:

thats horrible, i would never allow my parents to play a joke about that. im 13, and girls like me go missing all the time. Its not something to joke about, its very serious.

July 18, 2007 at 1:01 pm
(214) Hollywood & Cassie says:

Damn this is stupid.
i just posted a bulletin
about her.
thats suck..oh well

July 18, 2007 at 1:29 pm
(215) Lets not says:

Im a kid too, but I would never imagine doing such an awful thing. I would never purposly send out a fake Amber Alert. Talk about wanting attention. But at the same time, why do you guys care so much?! Be glad she’s alive and healthy and not hurt! Stop complaining about how she should be punished. Next time check it out before you post it. Yeah its not cool, what she did, but it makes you guys look stupid for wanting her to be punished.

Im glad she’s safe, and I dont think she should be punished. I think she’s suffering enough from embarrasment, and all the names I bet she’s being called.

So get over it,
and move on.

July 18, 2007 at 5:28 pm
(216) kelsey says:

i’m sitting here reading a comment from someone who wrote in the words “lets not” in the name box. and this person is saying it is stupid for people to think she should be punished. well i think thats bulls***. i know children do stupid stuff, but to make people believe a child is missing? thats terrible. esp. to people that dont even know here. instead of saying “move on, it was just a joke” lets say “grow up”

July 18, 2007 at 5:31 pm
(217) mac says:

are people friggen cazy?wtf would you put anyones family threw an awful thing.this is so stupid.its all over myspace and just to think people are actually trying to reposts bulletins saying help find the child.honestly screw you to whoever did this.

July 18, 2007 at 5:39 pm
(218) Suzanne says:

wow ;;
this is really absolutly absurd !! for someone to start some saying like that ;; people who knew her and didn’t know it was a ‘harmless’ joke could have been very hurt thinking it was true !! stupidest thing i’ve herd of !!

July 18, 2007 at 9:19 pm
(219) Laura says:

This is stupid, immature little kids playing a “joke”. Missing children is NOT A JOKE! I’m so upset I’m at a lost for words. All I can is someone shouldn’t “joke” about something like this.

July 18, 2007 at 11:30 pm
(220) Jaimee M. says:

That is just not right!!!There are people out there who really are missing and i bet that they wish they weren’t really missing!And that it was just a joke they made up!!!!!Im just sorry for the people who really are missing and beatin and raped and murdered!!!!!!!!

July 18, 2007 at 11:49 pm
(221) Chris P says:

Ok i am gonna stick my 2 cents in for the hell of it. First of all they apologized for it. Kids these days make mistakes all the time as long as the learn from it, that is what matters. To all the people that are saying” Well i hope they go missing and then they will learn” are a bunch of morons, all i have to say is that is even more immature then the prank it self. We live in a different world from when we were kids, things are different and it is unfortunate that we have this going on for real. Everyone should do the research before hand, it is not hard to google something first. Anyone with half a brain should have realized that this was fake anyways.

July 18, 2007 at 11:59 pm
(222) Franky says:

This is really dumb for them to do that u scare ppl and it not funny shows wut kind of teenagers yall are and im only 13

July 19, 2007 at 1:28 am
(223) Kait says:

I think that this is sick and stupid…honestly its on myspace and its stupif and there is a real girl named Ashley Flores and shes a few years older who ever did this is stupid and rude~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 19, 2007 at 12:02 pm
(224) Alaina says:

In my opinion, people take the internet way too seriously.

July 19, 2007 at 3:21 pm
(225) AL Bidwell says:

If wolf is cried to often, eventually no one will pay ant attention to real alerts

July 19, 2007 at 3:27 pm
(226) Doris says:

Can you believe that this is ciculating again, over a year later? WOW, how sad…

July 20, 2007 at 12:56 am
(227) ASHLEY says:

Yeah…i recieved it today never seen it before until now and i felt sorry and i know how fast the word travels through internet so i thought i would pass the message on. Amber Alert Saves Lives Dont Bog It Down And Abuse It!!

July 20, 2007 at 6:29 am
(228) Chris says:

Oh, it’s no big deal. Jesus people, get on with your lives.

July 20, 2007 at 5:00 pm
(229) Karl Holmstrom says:

I saw a bulletin about this missing girl two days ago and reposted it to everyone i know.. it makes me absolutely sick that someone thought this was funny.

July 22, 2007 at 12:03 am
(230) amanda says:

It is so sad that people joke about something that happens all the time. There are REAL missing children out there and cruel jokes like this desensitize the real stories. People that start these jokes should be prosecuted!

July 25, 2007 at 9:50 am
(231) Danielle says:

This is STILL going around; I just received it through a text message.

July 25, 2007 at 5:11 pm
(232) Ghandi says:

To: “JAMES, OLD SCHOOL, BM, NICK GREENE, JEN, JACK ASS..& if the shoe fits….”
Your vicious remarks and attacks against those who may have forwarded the email, speaks VOLUMES about WHO YOU are. The very people who forward such emails are the BACKBONE of this Nation (USA) – They still believe in something. It’s called mankind. As for you nasty mouthed, condenscending critics – you’re obviously nothing spectacular in Anyone’s books to even notice if YOU actually did go missing)THAT’S REALLY WHAT’S BUGGING YOU.

July 27, 2007 at 4:33 pm
(233) cara, emily, and hali!! says:

cara: omg! i cannot believe u would do sumthing like that!!!!! holy crappo! hali just spent 59 dollars on fowarding your lil joke/prank/hoax/fantasy/crack out. i hope u do go missing one day and nobody even tries to look for u. then ur dead body can rot in the sewer!!!! that was very mean of u and i do not approve of ittt. SHAME ON U!!! SHAME SHAME SHAME KNOW UR NAME!!!!!!!!! ok well em and hali want to express there well thought out expressions!!!

emily: u guys are the most gayest people ever even more than a hippo maned jason! hali spent freakin 60 dollars on the retardo dumbo thingy that u guys did! god u guys are gay hippo dumbo uhh people marshins. woo. its halis turn to express her expression emotion uhh thingys so here she is with her new novel…

hali: wtf?? this site is retarded cuz it deleted my crap 5 times and im wanna put a gun to my head and blow the trigger!! so tht wasnt niice of u to do!!! i got like 56 of those things and i forwarded it to ppl i didnt even like!! so it cost me 75 dollars for ur dumbo body to b found!!! i think u should b beat up by a mob of hobos with pms!! even the one tht taught me how to kiss in the dumbo mall!!! so i hope u can never b released out in public and b stuck in a hell hole for the rest of ur lonely homeless life!! and if i dont get a very gravely deeply apoligeation i will make the hobo cum after u!!!!!!!! now me and cara and emilys novel is ovr i hope u enjoy!!!

July 29, 2007 at 4:23 pm
(234) amanda says:

wow people that do things like this is absolutly stupid. i have a friend named ashely flores and i thought that was her because myspace people are dumb and dont know how to send the pictures. so i was really scared for her.
but other people that say that ashley and her friend should die and never be found are just plain stupid. NO ONE deserves to die. or get hurt. so yeah thats all i have to say. and im a 14 year old girl who has a daughter andi juust wish she never gets kidnapped. but if she does i will be sending out a real amber alert. thanks to amber children are more safe.

July 31, 2007 at 12:26 am
(235) hali ( again* ) says:

hehe well just wanted to say tht me cara and emily were never trying to hurt tht gurl by saying the things tht we did and we do not wish tht she goes missing or dead or anything like tht we were just being dorks and being funny even though tht is nuthin to b funny about yeah uh huh bye andd read wat we wrote its hilarious!!!

August 2, 2007 at 5:15 am
(236) raul says:

u people get a life

August 7, 2007 at 12:24 pm
(237) George says:

I called Sgt. William’s directly and verified through their agency that this is a hoax. Whomever did this as a joke- realize that you wasted alot of peoples time, resources and concerns when there are children whom really are missing- who have mothers crying praying for a safe return. Make this right and take the time to help one of those mothers rather than hurting them by a stupid prank. Take the time to make a real flyer with a real missing child. Jerk.

August 13, 2007 at 2:32 pm
(238) MICHELE says:


August 14, 2007 at 9:14 am
(239) Melissa says:

If my child was missing the e-mail chain would be a powerful tool in getting the word out, but after this who would believe it. This joke has taken a good tool and made it useless. God help them.

August 14, 2007 at 7:46 pm
(240) David says:

A friend sent me the story as fresh, I was so upset I posted a 10,000 reward for the apprehension of the child molester responsible. I can’t believe anyone would do anything so stupid.

August 18, 2007 at 5:30 pm
(241) Allison says:

OMG. I might be a teen, but I would never do anything so stupid.

1- My mom would beat me (Not literally) if I told the world my sister was missing.

2- I was taught to have more sense than that.

3- It`s just plain stupid!!

August 24, 2007 at 6:28 pm
(242) Lou Ann says:

I was also shocked when I recieved a letter back from a friend saying this girl is not missing. I have no children but I can only imagine what is it like to lose one. So I sent this email on to my friends. To me this was like the little boy who cried wolf. Next time I will ask myself do I or don’t I.

August 28, 2007 at 12:46 pm
(243) Terry says:

I am so sick of telling well-meaning relatives that they need to check these things out before they send them to their entire address book. It is SOOOO easy to confirm or deny. Just GOOGLE the title of the email!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2007 at 2:01 pm
(244) laura says:

wow, i just sent it to my whole email. Oh well, it is sad, because if it is real someday someone might not take it serious when the internet could really help a situation like this.

September 4, 2007 at 8:12 am
(245) danny says:

this breaks my heart. classic case of the girl crying wolf…

September 9, 2007 at 4:35 pm
(246) Dan F says:

this is scary, but kinda funny. i mean, i do feel bad for the people freaking out, but it does seem like a good mischievous prank. LOL, OMG

September 25, 2007 at 2:48 pm
(247) BJ Schichner says:

As a mother, I think this is horrifying. I sent this alert to everyone in my address book just to find out it is a hoax. This is not the least bit funny. Now if there really is an amber alert, will people pay any attention???? I sure hope the girl’s mother (who played this little trick) gives her some strong discipline.

November 1, 2007 at 7:32 pm
(248) Pamela says:

Sick people do sick things…I just wish when people forward me this crap they would check it out in About.com first….I have sent email after email to everyone of my contacts about checking stuff like this out…no one seems to get it so I do it myself and cut, copy and paste the info and send to “all” contacts that person had sent it to plus that contact! Maybe someday they will get the pic….I think there are alot of sick people out there to post stuff that is NOT true…hope someday they will be caught and charged!!

November 3, 2007 at 8:37 pm
(249) Mary Roberts says:

I truly hope that if her friend wasn’t arrested for listing false information they should make a law to do so. So what happens if this child ever does go missing?? NO ONE will look for her. Her parents and everyone who saw this that knew it was false including the parents of the kid that posted it should face the music and a big fat fine

November 14, 2007 at 8:04 am
(250) Dina says:

Yes and I am in agreement,how could anyone be so ignorant as to let a “joke” get out of hand like this,there is a limit to bieng an idiot,but this takes the cake,hope they dont’ do it again,This is not cool”

November 19, 2007 at 4:37 pm
(251) Crystal says:

Why would anyone do something like that? When someone is missing that is not a joke!!!! I mean there are other people that are really missing……..And family who really need help to fine them…. I think that the person or persons should get into trouble……

December 7, 2007 at 12:18 am
(252) Anonymous says:

Come on People, give it a break. What they did was not right but do your own research before sending it on. And I guarantee that you all don’t have perfectly behaving children or that you are perfect parents. I am not either but remember you were all children at one time too.

December 13, 2007 at 10:37 pm
(253) Diana says:
December 14, 2007 at 9:36 pm
(254) Rose says:

I am sorry that this kind of email go around an around. For I am a Parent that looks out for others an do forward messages like this. An now I will look before I do send them out ever again. I am glade a friend sent me this link I wil forward this link to all my family an friends so they can also check before they send them out. I Feel very sorry for the family that their Daughter’s So Called Friends would play a Joke like this when there are so many children missing , an that haven’t been found . I wish that the family will fix this problem about this email going around. I can help but be very Angry about this Joke.

December 22, 2007 at 5:17 pm
(255) another flores says:

HA HA HA!!! my last name is flores too! we have our own island, town, and several thousand pple named flores too!!!!!!

January 8, 2008 at 1:57 pm
(256) Miranda says:

People are still looking for her all over the world…I got the first email in july 2007 from Uruquay and today, january 8, 2008 the second one from The Netherland…. the first time I mailed this article back and today again…
I can’t believe that people still don’t google first, befor sending it to their whole adressbook.

Miranda – Germany

February 26, 2008 at 7:06 pm
(257) nick caudill says:

did they ever find her or was it really a joke.

May 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm
(258) Beth~Toledo,Ohio says:

This kind of stuff really pisses me off!!! Unfortunately this was not a hoax for me to experience in November 2007 through December 2008. For one month my 15 year old daughter was missing and I thought that she was dead or being held by someone and being raped and tourtured! This was the worst time in my life. Every single time that I would close my eyes I just pictured her screaming for my help or seeing her being hurt or laying in a field naked and dead. I searched abandoned houses in bad neighborhoods and was chased by a drug dealer because I was staking out the neighborhood where she was reportedly seen the week she first became missing. She was reported to missing and exploited children and other agencies. During this whole ordeal, a local attorney faked her kidnapping and all the detectives on my daughters case, informed me that they were pulled off all cases to look for this attorney whose father was a retired judge. (CNN reported). I am outraged at peoples stupidity!!!! The parents that are actually going through this are devastated and for people to think something like this is okay to joke about. People have no morals these days. ~BETH/ANGRY PARENT!!!

August 25, 2008 at 10:27 am
(259) LOL! says:

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!! Classic! Like the old is your refrigerator running prank call.

September 27, 2008 at 4:54 am
(260) 4men says:

quien pone en marcha este mecanismo no sabe el tiempo que hace perder en la búsqueda de quien está realmente desaparecido.
los valores ya no existen,solo alimentar la morbosidad es el objetivo.

October 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm
(261) Max says:

I wish these kids could realize that when you “cry wolf” it detracts from the real emails about missing children. Every time I see one of these I look it up first to find out if it’s real. What a shame.

October 2, 2008 at 5:20 pm
(262) some person says:

thats messed up since
i know an ashley flores
and since there is actual ppl
abducted ect.
why make up some lame thing
and not knowing how many ppl
whove went threw it

have a heart.
it would do some good.

November 17, 2008 at 11:19 am
(263) Anabelle, MAss. says:

when I 1st rec’d this Amber alet last year, I sent it out immediately to all my e-mail contacts.One of my friend was mad at me for sending this false info’s & stated “don’t send me any mail at all”. From then on, I tried to check at Snopes.com before sending out info’s that might be false/hoax. I was saddened to see Ashley was missing at 1st bacause I don’t wan’t it to happen to any of children, but then I learned to investigate prior to believing what I see in the E-mails. So, a little adviced to everyone, INVESTIGATE!!!!!

November 20, 2008 at 11:35 am
(264) Rachel says:

It appears that from your blog that this hoax is over two years old, however I just received this email today and there is an amber alert and a police officer’s name and information from Rolla, MO affiliated with the email

February 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm
(265) Jonny says:

I only just got this email today from my sister – so its STILL circulating! The wierd thing is that she thought it was genuine… I always check things like this out first of course. Thanks for the info anyway – in my opinion, today’s children need to be taught a lesson and have their eyes opened to the dangers of circulating disgusting emails like this one.

August 31, 2009 at 2:39 pm
(266) marlie1 says:

This is so silly.. i dont think it matters how old u are.. these girls are said to be 13-14 year olds at that age you have the brightness and are smart enough to know that its wrong.. they should be ashamed of them selves and honestly ask for forgiveness to there parents and to everyone of us who believed in there silly childish pranks that tried to help find the “missing girl”

September 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm
(267) Femdrac says:

I think the kid and her parents should be fined BIG TIME !!!

October 1, 2009 at 9:02 am
(268) Kris says:

STILL going around! I just got it today. Who in their right mind thinks that making up a story about a missing child is FUNNY!?!??!?

October 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm
(269) Spring says:

This is ridiculous!!! Not only are they sending emails they are forwarding text messages about it. The time that we can be taking to help find other people, we are readin, and feelin sympathy for something that is not real. I believe that whoever started this should be brought up on some sort of charges. This is unnaceptable!

October 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm
(270) jan says:

I just received the test message for this. Who ever started this – criminial charges should be brought against them.

October 27, 2009 at 10:07 pm
(271) Lori says:

WOW!!!! Are you kidding me! People are sick! How dare someone do this and think its funny. Do you know how many kids really are missing out there! My 4 year old little boy and I were praying for her and her family ever night. I think I’ll keep praying for them in hopes that they realize what a bunch of dumb ass’s they are.

December 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm
(272) Lena says:

What a cruel thing to pass around. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is whole thing was a plot done by Ashley and her friends. Thanks to this hoax so many children who may really be missing will go deleted from people’s email. We’ll all have Ashley and her rug rat friend to thanks for that. On behalf of all missing children, we’d like to thank Ashley and her friends for potientially never being found.

January 11, 2010 at 8:50 pm
(273) Laza says:

I had it on my Facebook since March, last year, looking to help, but this, just proves that I need to do due diligence before I trust anything that come from internet, so long…

February 5, 2010 at 11:59 am
(274) Susan Stewart says:

yeah…just received this and took a minute to look the girl up and found out she was not missing. I am always suspicious of a chain email like this and will always check it out before forwarding. What a heartless joke, especially in this day and age when children are coming up missing…thank goodness this girl is safe.

February 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm
(275) kt says:

As you read notice that it was a bunch of kid who did this. Unfortunately, kids think this is funny…they haven’t been taught any better by their parents. Unless there is a punishment kids will continue these stupid pranks. They don’t understand that pranks like this hinder ACTUAL INCIDENCES!!

JMHO, but if we still spanked and kids were still afraid of their parents and getting in trouble…things like this wouldn’t happen.

February 18, 2010 at 5:47 am
(276) Irma says:

I’m outraged” and have to say you make me sick” how dare you think this is a joke!! God help your sick mind….My heart goes out to people who go through this, I sent this email to all & everyone I know”asking them to pass it on” if it were your child & pray that “God”bring them home alive.. How Dare You!!! Everyday somewhere a child gets abducted” never to return home” that breaks many parents hearts”" but yours!!! Karma is a B’ and God’ dont like ugly..

February 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm
(277) darby brazel says:

OMG!!!!!! that is so stupid!!! i can believe that kids would do that because kids always pull trix like that all the time

February 28, 2010 at 11:09 pm
(278) Conap says:

Shut the F up ppl. U don’t kno how this happened. And u don’t kno who did it. Move on and get over it. This kinda stuff happens all the time.

March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm
(279) vzryder says:

its stupid people like you all that keep these email hoaxes going. use that thing in your skull called a brain and think about stuff before you blindly forward stuff. god your all dumb

April 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm
(280) Jordan says:

You know the nerve of some people who is making up lies saying that some one is missing. That is serious because a phoney little prank like that leaving detectives looking for some one who isn’t even missing when their really is young children and adults out there missing. I’m sorry but I think she was a cruel little immature girl who needs to get a life.

April 7, 2010 at 12:18 am
(281) Shelly . says:

If she was my child I would beat her a** and ground her until she learned what jokes was and what jokes wasn’t what happens when she really goes missing….?

April 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm
(282) Yesica says:

RIDICULAS! this is as bad as the girl who was reported missing but she just ran away from home in california and went to go see her friends in arizon. i swear people have no comon sence. i forwarded that text message to every one. people are so stupid

April 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm
(283) NowYou'reThinking! says:

Fantastic! You negative people wake up! We are all a little more sensitive and attentive to children who might BE missing so realize the positive out of this foolishness. Most of you who forwarded this are so wrapped up in your hurt little egos, you can’t see that one fact remains: We are all perked up to look for children who might be missing. I didn’t forward the email because I may be slightly smarter than you or…maybe not. Lighten up on yourself and look around for kids who need to be found.

June 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm
(284) Anonymous says:

darn. now i have to tell the 17 people who i forwarded this to that this situation was all a hoax. :K thanks a lot, person who created this hoax.

March 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm
(285) Wendy says:

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was sick to my stomach thinking how her mother felt, being a mom myself. Jerks!!

April 22, 2011 at 10:39 am
(286) LESLIE says:


September 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(287) anon says:

this message is now circulating in South Africa and it is September 2011 .

April 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm
(288) stella says:

so messed up that someone would do this as a bad prank, and i think someone else is going around facebook saying their son is missing and yet there is no proof online of him being missing or anything

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