Rally held for missing girl, Ashley Summers, on her 20th birthday

Summers missing since 2007

CLEVELAND - A rally was held Sunday afternoon to help find a missing west side girl.

Ashley Nicole Summers was last seen in 2007 near West 96th and Madison Avenue when she was 14 years old. Sunday was her 20th birthday.

Sunday's rally was held at West 106th Street and Lorain Avenue, the area where three girls, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, were last seen before being found alive in the home of Ariel Castro last month.

People at the rally chanted Summers' name and gave words of support to her family. Her mother was hugged by many at the rally.

After the event, many fanned out through the neighborhood to hand out flyers containing Summers' picture and information in hopes of finding her.

"The thing that we want people to know the most about Ashley today is that we love her, we miss her and we really want her to come home and that, we really just want people to know her name," said Linda Summers, Ashley Summers' step-grandmother.

Linda told NewsChannel5 the family is really relying on the public's help right now.

"Our law enforcement is just too far stretched and so we really need the public's with help that, helping find these children, including Ashley," she said.

Ashley Summers is 5'5" tall and weighs around 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo of "Gene" and a heart on her right arm.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland FBI at 216 522-1400 or Cleveland Police at 216-623-5005.

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