Ashleigh Marie Smith
Smith, approximately 2019; Smith's tattoos
Date reported missing : 03/04/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Sacramento County, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 02/03/1994 (27)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Smith may wear prescription eyeglasses. She has a tattoo of a crescent moon and the phrase "I love you to the moon and back" on the inside of her right arm, and a tattoo of flowers in black ink on the outside of her right upper thigh. Photos of the tattoos are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Smith was homeless in the Sacramento, California area at the time of her disappearance. She last had contact with her family in Ohio by phone sometime in April 2018. On March 2, 2019, she was arrested. She was last seen when she was released from the Sacramento County Jail two days later. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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