John Ashley

Endangered Missing

Missing since December 14, 1971 from Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware


  • Date Of Birth: July 7, 1953
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4"; 130 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black, short cropped hair; black eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Right hip congenital defect. Previous transverse (1-17-67) fracture of second metatarsal involving proximal portion.
  • DNA: Available
  • AKA: Jay


John J. Ashley, Jr. was last seen walking home after attending school and basketball practice. Another 17 year old Wilmington boy disappeared the same night and was later found drowned, February 1972 in Wilmington. It is not known if the cases are related.


Doe Network

Charley Project