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6-year-old still missing as MEPA expires

6-year-old still missing as MEPA expires

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Benjamin Basham

A Missing Endangered Person Advisory expired for a 6-year-old Montana girl Friday, and officials believe she is no longer in the state.

Ashlynn Eve Basham, 6, was taken by her father after a fight with her mother, according to a Missing Endangered Person Advisory issued Thursday from the Troy Police Department.

Ashlynn is 3-feet-10-inches tall and weighs 75 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes and is white. She was last seen Wednesday wearing a green and yellow tank top, blue shorts and no shoes.

Ashlynn Eve Basham

Ashlynn Eve Basham 

Police suspect she was taken by her father, 32-year-old Benjamin Basham. Basham is 5-feet-11-inches and weighs 160 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair and is white.

Police on Thursday said they may be traveling to Yellowstone County in a late-1990s or early-2000s model blue Dodge Caravan with Oregon plates.

Basham is suspected of taking Ashlynn after an altercation with her mother. Basham has violent tendencies and is known to carry a concealed weapon without a license, according to the advisory. He has prior assaults, child endangerment charges and is a known drug user, according to the advisory.

Anyone with information that could help find Ashlynn should call the Troy Police Department at 406-295-4111 or call 911.

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