Army NCO still missing from Fort Riley, family worries that PTSD could be reason


An Army NCO from Fort Riley is missing leaving her family and unit with many unanswered questions.

31-year-old Sergeant Ashley Miess has been missing for over two weeks after going for a run on May 17, reportedly leaving without her phone as she set out to exercise in Ogden, Kansas.

The Military Police soldier and mother of two was reportedly spotted on Friday at a local post office, making a phone call to a friend on Saturday (from a blocked number) before dropping off the grid completely.

With distinctive tattoos and a partially shaved head, Miess is easy to spot. In fact, post office workers recall seeing her read a letter, then showing a complete change of demeanor.

Other behaviors that seemed out of place was that she left her phone, ID, and dog before going on her run.

“She prepares for everything,” her brother, Chris Lewis, said. “She keeps notes on everything — this is extremely bizarre.”

“The longer she is missing you know the more likely it is that something may have happened very bad,” said her father, Tom Lewis.

Miess was reportedly going through a divorce and was suffering from PTSD sustained during her time in Iraq.

The family -who lives out of state- came to Kansas and conducted a search of the Fort Riley area, turning up nothing. Meanwhile, local police and private investigators haven’t given up.

“Ashley if you are seeing this your family loves you and you have two beautiful children that need you,” her father told KAKE.

Miess’ family has issued a $5,000 reward for anyone who has information that could lead authorities to her whereabouts.

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