Missing 11-year-old girl found dead near Shiprock

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:50 PM
Ashlynn Mike

An 11-year old girl who was reportedly abducted by a man in his late 30s after she got off a school bus in Lower Fruitland, New Mexico was found dead on Tuesday, a Federal Buruea of Investigation spokesman confirmed.

According to Albuquerque media coordinator Frank Fisher, the body of Ashlynne Mike was found near the Shiprock Monument.

An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday for Ashlynne, who was believed to be kidnapped into a red/maroon mini van with a New Mexico license plate around 2 p.m. on Monday. The man reportedly was wearing a baseball hat.

According to a Facebook post by the family, Ashlynne's brother, Ian, 9, was also abducted, yet was later able to escape and found near Red Valley, Arizona.

Fisher could not comment further on details of the case, but said a press conference will he held at 1 p.m.

The FBI, Navajo Nation, Shiprock Police Department and the San Juan County (New Mexico) Sheriff's Office were involved in the search.