Amber Alert: Missing Florida teen Ashley Reyes-Hernandez, 15, feared kidnapped by man, 19, from same town
FDLE officials said the two might be traveling in a dark colored minivan with tinted windows
JUPITER, FLORIDA: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has issued an amber alert for the 15-year-old girl, Ashley Reyes-Hernandez, on Tuesday, July 6, evening. Officials said she might be in the company of Oliver Ramos, whose relationship with the teen is unknown.
FDLE on their Twitter handle shared the pictures and information that said Ashley was last seen near the 100 block of 4th street in Jupiter, Palm Beach County, on July 2. They identified Oliver, who might be around 19, as a possible abductor. As per reports by CBS News, authorities said that the two could be driving in a dark-colored minivan with the windows tinted. The report further adds that the two, who are believed to be in the Atlanta area, know each other and that Ramos has a history of verbal abuse.
PLEASE SHARE! A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Ashley Reyes-Hernandez, a white-Hispanic female, 15 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 162 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes, last seen in Jupiter. If you have info contact the Jupiter PD at 561-799-4445 or 911. #FLAMBER pic.twitter.com/Z8aE47gsvK— FDLE (@fdlepio) July 5, 2022
Details about the missing Jupiter teens
As per FDLE, Ashley is a White-Hispanic female. She is 5'4" tall and weighs around 162 pounds. The teen has brown hair with brown eyes. Law enforcement officials said she was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a black and yellow T-shirt, along with light blue jeans with rips, and black Adidas shoes.
On the other hand, Ramos was last seen wearing a white long-sleeve Hollister shirt with blue sleeves, light blue jeans, paired with black socks and, black and gold sandals.
If you have any information about Ashley, officials urge you to contact 911, FLDE at 1-888-FL-MISSING (356-4774) or the Jupiter Police Department at 561-799-4445.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in 2020, the state of Florida had the second most amber alerts in the country. From January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, 200 amber alerts were issued in 39 states. Texas issued the most amber alerts with 21 percent, followed by Florida with 9 percent. However, the issue was getting an alert for all the missing children.
Hence, Instagram introduced a new type of notification from the app, last month. This was done in partnership with Meta, owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, so that NCMEC can show amber alerts on the Instagram app, with photographs and descriptions of the missing individuals provided by the Florida State Police. Commenting on this, Michelle DeLaune, President and CEO at the NCMEC, said, "We know that photos are a critical tool in the search for missing children and by expanding the reach to the Instagram audience, we’ll be able to share photos of missing children with so many more people."