According to the Northwest Arctic Borough’s Facebook page, “hundreds of volunteers” are assisting Alaska State Troopers, Kotzebue police and borough and Arctic Circle search-and-rescue personnel looking for Ashley Johnson-Barr. Search efforts over the weekend were unsuccessful. On Monday, volunteers in the community met up at the Borough Office for a briefing at 10 a.m. The Borough Office in Kotzebue is the staging area for search parties. Community briefing at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2018. (Credit: Heather Hintze / KTVA) At the briefing, leaders said there is still an active search for a live person. About 30 minutes later, more than a dozen volunteers broke up into groups to continue the search for Ashley. More than two dozen people volunteering to search for missing Kotzebue 10yo Ashley Johnson-Barr. Girl went missing Thursday evening. Groups headed out again today. The FBI has been called in to help. According to FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier, seven special agents will arrive Monday night and three more will arrive Tuesday morning to assist. According to a Saturday statement from Kotzebue police, Johnson-Barr was last seen at about 6 p.m. Thursday after leaving Rainbow Park, on the 200 block of Third Avenue. "The police department discovered that Ashley's cell telephone was located in the street by the NANA building, (100 Second Avenue) which is approximately half a mile from the park and in (the) opposite direction of her residence," police wrote. Alaska State Troopers said in a missing persons bulletin that Johnson-Barr had last been reported traveling east on Lagoon Street toward 5th Street. She was wearing "a pink sweater and jeans." An incident management team arrived Saturday morning from Anchorage to assist with the search. Volunteers are being asked to report to the borough’s Assembly chambers, with food donations for searchers being accepted at Cudd Hall. “Taikuu to everyone who has volunteered already!” borough officials wrote on Facebook.
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