Family and friends of Ashley Morin say they won’t stop searching for the missing 31-year-old who was last seen in North Battleford on July 10th, 2018.
“We will continue to ask questions, search when our bodies are tired and plead with the public to help us bring Ash home,” family spokesperson Krista Fox said at a Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) news conference Friday in Saskatoon. “We are days away from Christmas and our worst fear is that we won’t have our beautiful girl home to celebrate with us.”
Morin is described as 5’2” tall, 110 lbs, with an athletic build and is a member of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.
She was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, a black t-shirt with white writing on it, a black hat and sunglasses.
“She was a natural athlete,” says Morin’s uncle Eugene Arcand. “She lit up a room and even though Ashley didn’t speak very much, you always felt her kind presence. She was such a kind lady.”
The family is offering a $5000 reward to anyone with evidence or solid information that could assist in finding Morin.
“We are certain that someone out there has information that could bring Ashley home to her family,” FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear says. “Our prayers of strength and comfort continue to go out to the Morin and Bird families, especially as Christmas quickly approaches. Another First Nations woman has gone missing in this province and five months later, they still don’t have any information on her whereabouts,” says FSIN Vice Chief Heather Bear. “We are calling on the public to help in our search for Ashley Morin and hope that someone out there has information that could bring this woman home to her family. We need to look after one another. We need to work together to put an end to this violence, to put an end to this suffering. We urgently request the RCMP and police services throughout the province to continue to take these cases seriously and continue searching for our missing women.”
Anyone with information on Morin’s whereabouts is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
“The investigation into Ashley Morin’s disappearance remains ongoing,” says a statement released by RCMP. “Major Crimes Unit North and North Battleford RCMP remain committed to making every effort to locate Ms. Morin. Investigators have received numerous tips and continue to follow-up on all leads. There has been continuous activity on this investigation since she was reported missing to police on July 22nd of this year.”
Morin’s disappearance is considered suspicious.
“Today marks 164 days,” says Fox. “Close your eyes and listen to that again please. 164 days without our beautiful Ash. No calls. No texts. No visits. No beautiful smile. The reason we’re here today is to keep Ashley’s face out there. We will be sad and lonely this holiday season as nothing is the same without you. I also want you to know Ash — we will never give up.”