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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Ashlie Mae O’Brien considered missing and in danger, police say


((Ashlie Mae O’Brien — Courtesy of Fairfax County police).)
A 12-year-old girl from the Fairfax County section of Alexandria has been missing since Friday and is considered to be in danger, police said.

Ashlie Mae O’Brien told her guardians she was going to a friend’s house when she left home from the 8000 block of Oak Leaf Drive around 4 p.m. Friday, but she never arrived, police said.

The friend’s home is in walking distance of O’Brien’s home, said Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County police.

Detectives have followed up on numerous leads since O’Brien went missing and are now asking for the public’s help in locating the girl, police said. Caldwell said Ashlie is considered to be in danger because of her age.

“There are a set of serious, complex and confidential custodial issues involved in this case,” Caldwell said.

Ashlie is described as 5’4” tall, 130 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes. She has braces and was last seen wearing a red and white jacket and yellow athletic shorts, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.

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