EAST HAMPTON— Police and fire officials were searching for a 19-year-old late Wednesday night in the area of Old Church Hill Road.
Ashley Newell was last seen at approximately 5 p.m., police said.
A Silver Alert for her was issued at about 10:30 p.m.
Newell is described as 5 feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt with a hood and dark pants. She also wears glasses and has a piercing on the right side of her nose with a flower shaped stud in it, police said.
Police and fire officials from surrounding towns also responded to assist in the search Wednesday night as well as a state police K-9 unit and helicopter.
Anyone with information on Newell’s whereabouts is asked to contact East Hampton police at 860-267-9922 or 860-267-9544.