FBI seeks to ID woman in photo resembling missing Ohio girl

This undated image provided by the FBI shows Ashley Summers. Summers disappeared in 2007 near the house where three missing women were found on Monday, May 6, 2013, near downtown Cleveland. The FBI did not immediately return a call about the case and whether it was connected to that of the three missing women. (AP Photo/FBI)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI is ramping up efforts to identify a woman in a Rhode Island surveillance photo who investigators say strongly resembles a girl missing from Cleveland since 2007.

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(Surveillance photo from Warwick Police Department)

The Cleveland Division of the FBI says the woman in the photo is suspected of being involved in a string of identification thefts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson says the woman strongly resembles Ashley Summers, who was 14 years old when she disappeared in 2007 from Cleveland.

Anderson says the agency is using a billboard campaign and social media in an effort to identify the woman in the surveillance photo and gather new information.

Summers disappeared from the same neighborhood where Ariel Castro held three women captive for a decade before they escaped.

Authorities have said Castro was questioned about Summers, but there was no information linking her case to him.

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