BART seeking public’s help in locating Lafayette teen


BART seeking public’s help in locating Lafayette teen

*5:22pm update: 

BART Police detectives have located 17 year old Ashlyn Spellman of Lafayette. She is safe and is being reunited with her family. There was no criminal activity involved.


BART Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Ashlyn Spellman of Lafayette.

Spellman attended a Shakespeare summer camp on Thursday where she is a high school volunteer.  Two coordinators from the camp dropped her off at the North Berkeley BART Station at 3:45pm.  Spellman was supposed to take the train to Lafayette to return home.

BART Police have surveillance video of her entering the North Berkeley Station.

Our investigation up to this point has found she was with a friend in San Francisco having pizza Thursday evening. The individual she was with reports at 8:30pm she said she was heading to Oakland via BART. 

She did not have her cellphone or debit card in her possession. She has yet to return home.

Anyone with information should contact 510-464-7000 or contact Detective C. Lahanas at 510-464-7047

Ashlynn Spellman