Missing East Hampton Teen Found Safe

Police have canceled the Silver Alert for 19-year-old Ashley Newell.

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    Emergency officials are searching Chestnut Hill Road in East Hampton for 19-year-old Ashley Newell, who is missing.

    The 19-year-old from East Hampton who went missing Wednesday evening has been found safe and the Silver Alert has been canceled, according to police.

    East Hampton police said Newell was found unharmed around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Ashley Newell went missing around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the woods near her home on Chestnut Hill Road. Police said Newell has cognitive issues and was considered an endangered person.

    According to East Hampton Fire Chief Greg Voelcker, Newell walked out of her home and into the woods.

    Emergency crews canvassed the area Wednesday night into Thursday evening, going door-to-door, checking homes and yards and bringing in police dogs to help with the search.

    "We had 65 volunteers from the fire department, the Community Emergency Response Team," Voelcker said.

    The search continued overnight and into Thursday.

    Neighbors said they received an Everbridge alert from East Hampton police indicating that police were searching for a white 19-year-old female. They said fire officials, police officers and helicopters were canvassing the street.

    Portland police and Connecticut State Police assisted with the search.


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