TAMPA, Fla. – Ashley Atherley's parents, Scott Hall and Lucia Robles, pleaded for the public’s help at a press conference today on the murder of their daughter. Ashley, a 28-year-old mother of two, was a victim of domestic violence and was stabbed to death between November 29 and December 1.
Her husband, Edly Atherley, remains at large and has been since twice in San Bernardino, California. On November 30, Edly Atherley was spotted by a security guard in a blood-stained white tee-shirt and was spotted a second time at a train station on December 4. Authorities believe his hands are severely and possibly noticeably injured.
“Our family wants Ashley's murderer to be caught and brought to justice. We want to call attention to the fact that a beautiful, smart and loving mother of two was brutally murdered by the man who claimed to love her and who she gave chances to change that cost her life. Ashley was loved and supported by her family and we will raise her two daughters on her behalf the best that we can under the circumstances that will shadow their life forever. Our life's work will be to call attention to the serious issue of domestic violence and the danger that is inherently involved. Our plea right now is for any victim who has been encouraged by their family and friends to seek help to hear us when we say that your life is in danger. Lean on your family and please get help from a domestic violence agency in your community that can help you know how to leave, don't try to figure it out on your own. Trying to find a nice way to leave cost Ashley her life,” says Scott Hall, father of Ashley Atherely.
Anyone with information related to the crime or the whereabouts of Edly Atherley is urged to contact Det. Al Tello at (909) 384-5747, Sgt. C. Williams at (909) 693-6665 or their local FBI office. Tampa FBI can be reached at (813) 253-1000.