North American Missing Persons Network
Ashley Renee Martinez

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Above Images: Martinez, circa 2004; Right; AP to age 25

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 6, 2004 from St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 24, 1989
  • Age: 15
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 110 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Sandy Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on left wrist,
    peircing holes for her ears, tongue, and belly button.
  • Medical Conditions: Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Clothing: Black top, blue jean shorts, white Reebok tennis
    shoes, and black bikini with red cherries on it underneath
    her clothing.
  • NCIC Number: M-874158505
  • Case Number: 04-26313
  • NCMEC Number: NCMC993587
  • Dentals: Not Available
  • DNA: Available in CODIS

  • Details of Disappearance

    Ashley was last seen at a local public pool on July 6, 2004 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was persuaded into leaving the state with a 32 year old sexual predator, Christopher Hart. He picked her up near the pool in his dad's gray 1995 Pontiac Bonneville with Missouri license plate, 377MPY.

    In September 2004, Hart was arrested in Olympia, Washington, and is awaiting extradition back to Missouri. Hart exhibited bizarre and unorthodox behavior while in jail. He has been sent to Western State Hospital for a mental evaluation, prior to his arraignment in court. Since his arrest, he has been uncooperative about Ashley's whereabouts or the location of the car.

    Ashley's mother describes her as a beautiful girl who loves to read and has a great sense of humor.

    In 2005, the Carol Sund Foundation offered a $5000 reward for any information regarding the whereabouts of Ashley Martinez.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Joseph Police Department
    (816) 271-4747

    Source Information
    Polly Klaas Foundation
    Court TV Crime Library
    Nations Missing Children Organization, Inc.
    CA DOJ