4th Teen Disappeared from Same Cleveland Neighborhood


A photo of Ashley Summers, who disappeared on July 9, 2007, beside an “age-progressed” rendering of her.

CLEVELAND — The discovery of three young women missing for a decade in Cleveland immediately raised the hopes of the family of a fourth missing woman Tuesday.

After all, Ashley Summers was just like two of the three discovered women: Cleveland teenagers who all disappeared within five blocks of each other over a four-year span.

Former FBI agent Jennifer Eakin said authorities have long believed in a link in the disappearances of Summers and two of the women discovered this week — Amanda Berry and Georgina “Gina” DeJesus.

Eakin is now a case manager at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which in 2008 held a comprehensive review of the cases with the FBI and Cleveland police.

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