Coalinga police and parents need your help finding missing teens

January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
On Monday January 28, 2014 at 5:18 a.m., officers from the Coalinga Police Department responded to the 500 block of Pine Street on the report of a missing 14 year old female, identified as Ashley Shelton. Shelton's parents told officers that their daughter was dating a boy who lived in the 500 block of Pine Street. Officers contacted the boy's mother and identified him as 17 year old Jonah Youngblood. Officers discovered Youngblood was missing as well.

Shelton's parents told police they last saw their daughter on January 28, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. at their home located in Coalinga, and Youngblood was last seen at midnight at his home. Both juveniles left notes to their parents prior to leaving their homes.

Officers attempted to locate the juveniles by "Pinging" their cellular phones and found they were off. Later that morning officers attempted to "Ping" Youngblood's phone again and found it to be in the area of HWY 580 / HWY 680 in the bay area. Shelton's mother has been in contact with Youngblood via Facebook, in which he said Shelton is not with him and is in the Los Angeles Area. Ashley Shelton's Facebook account has been deactivated.

The parents of Ashley Shelton are offering a $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the safe return of their daughter. If you have any information regarding either juvenile please contact Sergeant Alex Rouch or Detective Earl O'Neal at the Coalinga Police Department (559) 935-1525.