VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.- The search for a Volusia County teen is still on after a ground search on Wednesday revealed no new evidence in the case.
Ashlyn Bowman is an 18-year-old out of Edgewater that was last seen on June 22, according to Gary Davidson, a spokesman for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities are saying that have concerns for Bowman’s well-being due to erratic behavior she was displaying before she disappeared.
Bowman was reported missing to the Edgewater Police Department on June 24 by a relative. At that time Davidson said her family hadn’t seen her since five days earlier when she left to go to a friend’s house.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Case Unit coordinated a search near Rotary Park at 902 W. Park Ave in Edgewater at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and it ended sometime before 1:30 p.m.
A spokesman for the department stated, “Nothing of evidentiary value was found.”
About 15 volunteers showed up Wednesday to help search for Bowman; some of those volunteers being members of Facebook’s Find Ashlyn Bowman. Searchers from the Edgewater police department and the Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint investigation.
The case was introduced to the Sheriff’s Office after it was determined that Bowman was last seen on June 22 at a residence on Edgewater Canal Road. That are is in the Sheriff’s Office’s jurisdiction.
With her birthday being on July 8, Bowman disappeared as a 17-year-old, but to date is now 18.
The Sheriff’s Office and Edgewater police are now asking the public for help. The investigators say they don’t know if there could be foul play involved or not.
Bowman’s grandparents say there was no indication that anything was wrong before her disappearance and that she had no reason to run away.
Volunteers are posting flyers throughout Rotary Park with Ashlyn’s picture.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts or disappearance is asked to contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-409-8276 or the Edgewater Police at 386-424-2000.