On September 24, 2021, Ashley’s car was found abandoned in Graces Lake located outside the Lake Lena Community of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe where she was last seen. Family and friends of Ashley have been eagerly waiting to help search for their loved one. They are now able to with the help of a tribal member. On November 2, 2021, Ah-Nung Matrious announced on social media, she was able to obtain permission to hold a public search in the Lake Lena Community area from the Mille Lacs Band and also Pine County Sheriff’s Office.
The public search for Ashley is scheduled on Sunday, November 7th from 10:00 a.m. to dusk. Volunteers are required to check-in at the Lake Lena Community Center located at 45749 Grace Lake Rd, Sandstone, MN 55072. Ah-Nung stated on her Facebook page, “Bring as many people as possible!! We have a very large area to cover and only so many hours of daylight!!” All volunteers are asked to wear orange, dress warm, and wear waterproof boots. Items to bring include whistle, bear mace, and walking stick or pole. More information is available on the Ashley Miller Carlson Missing / Endangered Facebook Page dedicated and Search Poster. If you have wilderness search and rescue experience and available this weekend to assist, please contact Ah-Nung Matrious or Ana Hines through Facebook messenger.
This is opening hunting weekend as well. The organizers of the search want to be sure hunters in the area are aware of the search taking place in parts of the Mille Lacs Reservation and Pine County by Graces Lake and Lake Lena Community. Please do not hunt near search areas.
Thanks to the generosity of a match from a close family friend of Ashley’s. There is now a Twenty Thousand Dollar ($20,000) reward for legitimate information that directly leads to the recovery or rescue of missing person, Ashley L. Miller (Carlson). If you have information about where Ashley is call or text the private tip line and provide as much information as possible to (218) 241-0341.