Monday marks one week since Peconic teen Ashley Murray was reported missing. Just across the bay on the North Fork, the community has come together to try and find the 16-year-old girl to no avail.
Missing person alerts have been posted at businesses throughout the South Fork, and news outlets continue to cover the story, as we all wait for word about what happened to the girl who left her mother a suicide a note and hasn't been seen since.
We were wondering how East Hampton Patch readers, who are parents, have reacted. Has the situation sparked discussions in your house? Have your children or teens asked questions? Have you used the situation to start a dialogue with your kids about how they can reach out if they are in despair? Or are you not sure how to handle the situation?
We would like to start the dialogue here and support one another as we all navigate a situation that has struck very close to home. Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.