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Case File: Ashley Lashay Jones - 1646DFTN

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Ashley Lashay Jones

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: September 16, 1996
  • Location Last Seen: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: April 20, 1992
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 3'4
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 40 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brownish/Blonde, Waist-length
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Ashley has a light strawberry birthmark near the nape of her neck.
  • Dentals: Not available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A pair of white shorts with flowers, a red or green T-shirt and cream-colored boots.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Jones was last seen at her home in the Windyke subdivision near Windyke Country Club, with her aunt in Memphis, Tennessee on September 16, 1996. On that morning, Ashley's Mother and stepfather left for work and her 12 year old sister left for school, leaving four year old Ashley in the care of her mother's sister. Around 09:00 or 09:30, Ashley's mother called home to check on her sister, Joyce and Ashley, and Joyce told her about what Ashley had been doing. Ashley's mom thought she heard Ashley in the background. Following the familiesí departure from home that morning and that phone call, Ashley was never seen nor heard from again.

    Joyce M. Lindsey was later convicted of the second-degree murder of Ashley Lashay Jones. Ashley's body has never been found.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Unit
  • Agency Phone Number: 901-545-5600
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: 960905254
  • NCIC Case Number: NCMC823352
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #2843
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • NCMEC
  • Joyce M. Lindsey vs State of Tennessee
  • Commercial Appeal

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