Search continues for Kotzebue girl missing since Thursday

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A multi-agency search with dozens of volunteers is continuing for a 10-year-old girl who went missing from the town of Kotzebue Thursday evening.

The Northwest Arctic Borough took to Facebook Sunday morning to post a missing persons bulletin issued by the Alaska State Troopers. The borough wrote that officials and volunteers are "still actively searching for Ashley Johnson-Barr within town and the surrounding area."

According to the post, the borough is looking for additional "adult volunteers to search in teams in specific locations on foot."

Troopers write that the girl was last seen leaving Rainbow Park at 6 p.m. Thursday, wearing a pink sweater and jeans.

Nathan Littlejohn, a spokesperson for the United States Coast Guard, said an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter had been used in a thorough search of the area for Johnson-Barr on Friday.

According to Littlejohn, that search was the full extent of the Coast Guard's involvement in the effort and their resources had not been requested again.

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