Cadaver dogs brought in to search Indiana property for mother who disappeared in 2013

Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News
·2 min read

A new tip provided to authorities in the disappearance of an Indiana mother has reignited search efforts for the missing woman more than seven years later.

Ashley Morris Mullis vanished after attending a family reunion in September 2013, FOX 59 reported. Her father for days would leave notes on the door of her Munice home, hoping she would make contact, but to no avail.

Her disappearance has remained a mystery ever since, but new information has provided renewed hope for a resolution in the case. On Thursday, authorities kicked off excavation efforts at a residence in Yorktown.

While they have not revealed the nature of the tips, police confirmed the new information is what brought them to the property.

“Seven years ago, Ashley was involved with somebody was related to this property," said Delaware County Sheriff Tony Skinner. “Yesterday [Wednesday], we had some cadaver dogs out here at this property. And they became interested on a couple of areas. So right now, we are just focusing on those areas.”

He noted that investigators in the last two years have searched at least a dozen properties hoping to find the missing woman.

“Most of the time it leads to dead ends and that’s frustrating. And we don’t know what this time is going to lead to. But we follow up on every lead that we get," Skinner added.

Her father, Don Morris, said that while the family would be devastated if this particular lead pans out, it would be a relief to have closure.

“Honestly at this point, it’s the support of the people that keeps driving me to get answers," he told the news station. “Not only for my family but for the people out there who need answers.”

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