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Pregnant woman missing, cell phone discarded in ditch

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. — Ashley Bush, 33, has gone missing in NWARK. She was last seen traveling north on Hwy 43. Sources tell Joplin News First they are focusing on Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas.

“Ashley Bush was last seen in the passenger seat of and older model tan pickup truck on the afternoon of October 31, 2022 at the intersection of Hwy 72 and Hwy 43 in Maysville, Ark.”

BENTON COUNTY ARK. SHERIFF

USE TWO FINGERS TO NAVIGATE MAP, MAYESVILLE, ARK. HANDI-STOP IS 45 MILES SOUTH OF JOPLIN, MO.

The driver was a white woman in her 40’s with shoulder length brown hair who stated her name was “Lucy”.

  • MISSING ASHLEY BUSH
  • W/F
  • D.O.B. 08/01/89 (33)
  • 5’7″ 210#
  • red hair and blue eyes
  • 31 weeks pregnant

The Benton County Sheriff’s office say Ashley met “Lucy” online when she was looking for a job working from home. Lucy picked her up Monday morning at the Handi-Mart in Maysville to take her to a job interview in Bentonville.

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At approximately 3:00 pm, Ashley texted her fiancé to say she was in Gravette, on her way to Handi-Mart, so he could pick her up. Lucy and Ashley arrived at the intersection near Handi-Mart, turned north onto Hwy 43 and continued north. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Her fiancé says her phone was found discarded in a ditch.

She was last seen wearing:

  • black hoodie
  • blue jeans
  • black slip-on shoes

If you see Ashley, call 911. If you have any information call BCSO, Detective Susan Matthews at 479.271.1008 ext. 3639

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