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Montana woman still missing as 22nd birthday passes

Posted at 10:12 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 12:23:19-05

GREAT FALLS – Ashley Loring turned 22 years old this month as family members continue to search for her.

She was last seen in June of 2017.

Loring, who also goes by Ashley HeavyRunner, disappeared on the Blackfeet Reservation when she was 20 years old.

In a Facebook post, Ashley’s family asked that anyone with information regarding her disappearance to please come forward.

Loring’s family and friends have spent over a year looking for her and the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined the search in February of 2018.

In June, at a march in honor of Ashley, her sister Kimberly Loring told MTN News that they will not stop until they get the answers they seek.

Ashley has raised awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women across the country and helped bring the epidemic into the spotlight.

Her disappearance has grabbed national attention and prompted calls by lawmakers to address the issue.

Unfortunately, Ashley’s family has faced additional challenges such as when they discovered a fake Facebook profile using her pictures. The profile has since been taken down.

If you have any information about Ashley’s whereabouts or what may have happened to her, you are asked to call the BIA at 406-338-4000 or your local law enforcement agency.