MP of the week: Ashley Parlier

This week’s featured missing person is Ashley Marie Parlier, missing since June 2005 from Battle Creek, Michigan. I didn’t have much on her, so I Googled her and discovered NAMPN has some information I didn’t have, including that she was slightly mentally disabled, with the capacity of a fourteen-year-old.

This 2013 article, which cites the Charley Project, says she “was apparently a part of a high risk lifestyle.” I don’t know where they’re getting that from. I describe her as a “shy, quiet person with few friends.” She lived with her parents and didn’t have a car or a credit card. That’s about the opposite of high risk. I don’t see any “high risk” traits at all, other than her being pregnant out of wedlock. Although that by itself is often risky enough.

It’s been ten and a half years. Ashley would be 31 today, if she’s still alive. But I don’t think she is.

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2 thoughts on “MP of the week: Ashley Parlier

  1. Kat January 26, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Maybe the high risk related to who she hung out with, like the father of her child. If she was a bit behind mentally and socially, she might have been associating with people older and more experienced than her. By that, I mean people willing to take advantage of someone not quite with it and who were possibly involved in drugs, etc. I’ve read that more than once with people whose chronological age/appearance doesn’t match with their mental capacity. I feel for those parents. On another note, was she really 100 pounds? That is so skinny, especially for someone pregnant at that height.

    • Meaghan January 27, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      That may very well not be her correct height or weight. A lot of times they go by the driver’s license (or state ID in Ashley’s case), and people lie about their measurements on those all the time and don’t get called on it.

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