Parents of Missing Teen Issue Ultimatum: We 'Will Not Stop Until She Is Found'

Ashley Combs, who was last seen wearing light-colored jeans and a black hoodie, was reported missing after she didn't come home from school on March 22.
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The parents of a 17-year-old New Jersey girl who hasn't been seen since Friday issued an "ultimatum" to the person or persons that may have taken her. 

Ashley Combs, who was last seen wearing light-colored jeans and a black hoodie, was reported missing after she didn't come home from school Friday afternoon. 

In a statement, lawyer Jef Henninger, who has been retained by Ashley's parents, said: "I want to send a very clear message to the person or persons that may have Ashley. She is a minor and you have committed a very serious crime. We are giving you 24 hours to drop her off at any police station.

"If that is done, the family will not focus on what you have done," the statement continued. "They will just be happy that she is back home. However, if she is not returned by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the family will not stop until she is found and she will be found.

"When that happens, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. You cannot even begin to comprehend the legal nightmare that you could be facing. I encourage you for Ashley's sake and your own family's sake to do the right thing before Tuesday morning."

Toms River police confirmed Saturday they are searching for Ashley, but did not consider her disappearance suspicious.

Anyone with information on Ashley's whereabouts is asked to call the Toms River Police Department on 732-349-0150.

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