21-year-old Kingsland woman found in Folkston

Deputies had searched for woman, who says she was getting away from boyfriend

Photo of Ashley Rauscher
Photo of Ashley Rauscher

KINGSLAND, Ga. – A 21-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Camden County was found Wednesday in Folkston, Georgia.

Ashley Rauscher's family told News4Jax that after she disappeared Monday they went door-to-door searching for Rauscher and looking in the heavily wooded areas around the neighborhood where she lives.

But Rauscher was found Wednesday at her friend's home in Folkston and told police she was "where she wanted to be" and had just been trying to get away from her boyfriend and his family.

She was not hurt.

Rauscher's boyfriend, Timothy Vessels, who lives with her, told News4Jax that he woke up Monday and saw the front door open and there was no sign of Rauscher. He said she had been acting strangely for several days after meeting up with an old friend.

Vessels said Rauscher only took her wallet, purse and possibly a cellphone.

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