Missing Long Island Teen Found Safe

By Greg Cergol
|  Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 6:22 PM EDT
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Friends Search for Missing L.I. Teen

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Friends Search for Missing L.I. Teen

Friends of a missing Long Island teen have marshaled the power of social media and an old-fashioned, small-town sense of community to help find Ashley Murray. Greg Cergol reports.
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A Long Island teenager has been found safe after disappearing 11 days ago, police said.

Ashley Murray, 16, was escorted by a friend into the Southold Police Station Friday afternoon. She's expected to be reunited with her family later in the day.

Murray had not been seen since Feb. 25, when she left her Peconic home to board the bus for school. She never made it to class that day. Her cell phone was also turned off, and she made no attempt to sign onto any social media sites, according to investigators. 

It's not yet clear where Murray went after disappearing. She's described as healthy, but has been taken to an area hospital for observation. 

Before leaving Feb. 25, Murray left behind what her brother called a suicide note.

"A lot of us believe she didn’t follow through with the suicide," said Jaime Cradehl. "We think this is more of an attention grabber, a cry for help."

Murray was the victim of bullying for years, according to her brother and several friends.

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