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10-year-old Ashley Johnson Barr missing from Alaska FOUND

Ashley Johnson Barr

Missing Alaska Ashley Johnson Barr

September 18, 2018 – New information has come out regarding Ashley Johnson Barr’s phone.

The FBI special agent says a person whom Wilson sometimes stays with found Johnson-Barr’s cell phone in Wilson’s jacket pocket on the evening of Sept. 6, the night that the girl disappeared.

“When she picked up the phone and tried to unlock it she saw Ashley’s name displayed on the screen,” wrote Watson. “(The person) knew Ashley and her family, so (she) immediately contacted Ashley’s mother, who advised that Ashley was missing. Ashley’s father went to (the) residence and retrieved the phone and it was later turned over to the Kotzebue Police Department.”

I am gathering from the above information that Ashley’s phone was not found on the sidewalk or street on Second Avenue, as it was assumed, but was found in the home of the friend who lived on Second Avenue.

September 15, 2018

Ashley Johnson-Barr’s remains were found east of Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said. Peter Wilson of Kotzebue, 41, has been arrested in connection with Ashley’s disappearance.  Kotzebue Police Dept. statement:

“After eight days, the search for Ashley has come to an unfortunate end. Late this afternoon, Ashley was located deceased by law enforcement and volunteer canvas teams in an area east of the City of Kotzebue. Alaska State Troopers, the FBI, Kotzebue Police Department, and the Northwest Arctic Borough extend our sincerest condolences to Ashley’s family, friends, and community.”

September 13, 2018

More information is coming out about this case.  Ashley’s father, Scotty stated they have heard several stories surrounding the time that Ashley went missing, including one that stated she may have gone to another part or was with another girl.  That girl (if there is one) has not come forward to talk.  Scotty told the media he understands the girl may be “reticent” to say anything.  The video below is heart-warming and sad at the same time.  So many unjudgemental citizens searching for Ashley.  Please take a moment to watch.


Ashley Johnson Barr, 10,  has been missing since September 6, 2018 from Kotzebue, Alaska.  She was last seen in Rainbow Park wearing a pink sweater.  Her cellphone was found on 2nd Avenue near the NANA building.

The police released a statement that read in part, “On September 7, 2018, at approximately 12:35 a.m. the Kotzebue Police Department received a report from family members that a ten-year-old child, Ashley Johnson-Barr had been missing since September 6, 2018, at approximately 6 p.m. after leaving Rainbow Park in the 200 block of Third Avenue.”

Ashley Johnson barr
Ashley Johnson Barr

There have been multiple agencies searching for her as well as family, friends and the community. So far, they have not been able to locate her.

Anyone who sees Johnson-Barr should call Kotzebue police at 907-442-3351 or Borough Search and Rescue at 907-412-2038.

Kotzebue, Alaska


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