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LSP: Missing Basile child found safe and unharmed

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 5:32 AM CDT
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UPDATE: According to Louisiana State Police, Ashton Michael Willis has been located and is safe, as of Thursday. May 13. Inquiries concerning this matter should be directed to the Basile Police Department.

BASILE, La. (KPLC) - Louisiana State Police have issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the Basile Police Department for a 3-year-old child last seen Sunday, May 9, 2021, on Second Street in Basile.

According to police, the child was last seen with his non-custodial mother, Ashley Nicole Bang (also known as Ashley Willis), and is believed to be in imminent danger.

Police say Ashton Michael Willis is a 3-year-old bi-racial male with dark brown hair and brown eyes. According to police, he is approximately 3′ tall and weighs about 40 pounds and was wearing a T-shirt and diaper when he was last seen.

Ashley Nicole Bang is wanted for questioning in the child’s disappearance, according to police. Police say Ashley Bang is a 32-year-old white female with brown hair and brown eyes, and she is approximately 5′2″ tall and weighs about 115 pounds.

Police say Bang is possibly driving a 1998 White Chevrolet Cavalier bearing Louisiana license plate 448EBW.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of either of these subjects should immediately contact the Basile Police Department at 337-432-6625 or call 911. All inquiries concerning this matter should be directed to the Basile Police Department.

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