Family of missing Cleveland woman Ashley Leszyeski gives medical examiner DNA

CLEVELAND - As the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner works to identify a decomposed woman's body found on the east side of Cleveland, the family of a missing mother waits to hear if it's their loved one.

On Wednesday, the family of Ashley Leszyeski provided the office with her DNA. The 22-year-old has been missing since May 3 only blocks from where a body was found Tuesday on Anderson Avenue off of East 93rd Street.

All Cleveland police could confirm on Wednesday was that the body is a white female.

Leszyeski's family said Ashley was in the East 93rd Street/ Heath area doing an errand the last time she was seen. Since then, no one has seen or heard from the young mother of two.

"Are we going to plan a funeral or plan a search party?" said Ashley's sister-in-law Laura. "That's where we are at right now."

Authorities said it could take a few days before a positive identification on the body is made. DNA and dental records will be used to make the determination.


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