TOMS RIVER – The family of a missing teenager have issued an ultimatum: return her or be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Ashley Combs, 17, was last seen by family being sent off to school. Her family, the Nieratkos, have hired attorney Jef Henninger to prosecute whoever is housing her.
“I want to send a very clear message to the person or persons that may have Ashley. She is a minor and you have committed a very serious crime. We are giving you 24 hours to drop her off at any police station. If that is done, the family will not focus on what you have done. They will just be happy that she is back home. However, if she is not returned by 9am on Tuesday, the family will not stop until she is found and she will be found. When that happens, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You cannot even begin to comprehend the legal nightmare that you could be facing. I encourage you for Ashley’s sake and your own family’s sake to do the right thing before Tuesday morning,” a statement from the attorney read.
Additional photographs of the missing child were spread through social media in the hopes that someone had seen her.
The family thanked the Toms River Police Department and everyone who has helped share their story.
Anyone with credible information is encouraged to call the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150. As of now, the family believes that Ashley is still somewhere in New Jersey.