Authorities seek info from tattoo artists in disappearance of Ashley Summers

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CLEVELAND- The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is looking for new information on a Cleveland girl who disappeared in 2007.

Ashley Summers was 14 years old when she was last seen in the area of West 96th Street and Madison Avenue on July 9, 2007.

Authorities said Ashley Summers received a tattoo like this before her disappearance. (Photo courtesy The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children )

Authorities said Ashley Summers received a tattoo like this before her disappearance. (Photo courtesy The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children )

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said Summers got a tattoo of the name “Gene” with a heart on her right arm just before she went missing. The center wants information from tattoo artists that may have worked on this piece.

"Has anyone had a white female client in her mid-teens to mid-20’s anytime from 2007 to the present who had a tattoo similar to this one in color, composition and location – outside upper right arm? Remember that the tattoo may have been enhanced or altered over the years," the center said on Monday.

In January, some of Summers’ family members contacted the FBI after seeing a picture they believed is the missing girl. The photo was released by the Warwick Police Department in an identity theft case.

Anyone with information should call 1-800-THE-LOST. Callers can remain anonymous.

Continuing coverage on Ashley Summers here.