14 Year Old Ashley Shelton & 17 Year Old Jonah Youngblood Missing Since 1/28/14 in Coalinga, CA … Believed to Have Run Off Together
14 year old Ashley Shelton and 17 year old Jonah Youngblood have both been missing since Monday, January 28, 2014 in Coalinga, California. The parents of Ashly Shelton said that their daughter was dating a boy who lived in the 500 block of Pine Street. The boy, Jonah Youngblood, was also missing. Both teens left notes to their parents prior to leaving their homes. Initial attempts by the authorities to “ping” the teens cell phones were unsuccessful due to the fact that they were turned off. However, Shelton’s mother is reported to have been been in contact with Jonah Youngblood via Facebook, in which he said Shelton is not with him and is in the Los Angeles Area. The parents of Ashley Shelton are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the return of their daughter.
On Monday January 28, 2014 at 5:18 a.m., officers from the Coalinga Police Department responded to the 500 block of Pine Street on the report of a missing 14 year old female, identified as Ashley Shelton. Shelton’s parents told officers that their daughter was dating a boy who lived in the 500 block of Pine Street. Officers contacted the boy’s mother and identified him as 17 year old Jonah Youngblood. Officers discovered Youngblood was missing as well.
Officers attempted to locate the juveniles by “Pinging” their cellular phones and found they were off. Later that morning officers attempted to “Ping” Youngblood’s phone again and found it to be in the area of HWY 580 / HWY 680 in the bay area. Shelton’s mother has been in contact with Youngblood via Facebook, in which he said Shelton is not with him and is in the Los Angeles Area. Ashley Shelton’s Facebook account has been deactivated.
If you have any information regarding either Ashley Shelton or Jonah Youngblood please contact Sergeant Alex Rouch or Detective Earl O’Neal at the Coalinga Police Department (559) 935-1525.