Search for Ava Carey continues up and down West Coast

There will be another search party on Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 11:44 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 10:56 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The search continues for missing Corvallis teen, Ava Carey.

It has been five days since anyone has seen Ava, and on Monday community members posted flyers and yard signs around Benton County.

Cecelia Carey, Ava's mother, said the community has been supporting her and her family as they search far and wide for Ava. She said social media has been a powerful tool to get Ava's face along the West Coast.

"Places people are putting them are along the interstate, at hotels, gas stations, 24-hour mini-marts, campgrounds, exits, any place where people are traveling up and down the I-5 corridor," Carey said.

Cecelia also said she has seen support pour in from Washington State, all the way down to California. There was even someone from South Carolina who reached out to Cecelia. She said Ava would never run off and she thinks someone took advantage of her kind character.

"My fear is someone has coerced her and tricked her into possibly getting into a vehicle or walking somewhere with them that’s more remote and she was abducted and taken," Carey said. 

There will be another search party on Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Community members are asked to meet at Cheldelin Middle School. Cecelia said she will not stop until her daughter is found.

"I am fierce," Cecelia said. "I will never give up looking for Ava and we have a community of people like me who are dedicated to searching and finding her."

You can also visit to donate money and print out flyers.

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