Police: Search underway for girl who ‘wandered’ away from restaurant

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UPDATE: Jackson Township Police have confirmed 5-year-old Ashley Zhao was found dead inside the restaurant late Tuesday, January 10. No other details have been released. Jackson Township Police, BCI, FBI, and the Stark County Coroner’s Office continue to investigate her death.


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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Jackson Township Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing 5-year-old girl.

(Photo provided by Jackson Township Police Department)

(Photo provided by Jackson Township Police Department)

Ashley Zhao wandered out the back door of Ang’s Asian Cuisine in the 4900 block of Portage Street NW late Monday night. Police do not know which direction the girl went when she wandered away.

Anyone with information should call the Jackson Township Police Department at 330-834-3960 or call Crime Stoppers at 330-834-3967.

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