NIAGARA FALLS, NY-- Niagara Falls Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing woman.

Ashley Nelson, 20, of Niagara Falls, was reported missing by a friend on September 17th. Friends and family say they have not heard from her since that time.

Police do not suspect foul play, but family say it is unusual for Nelson to be away for this long.

Police believe Nelson may be in the Buffalo or Lackawanna area.

Nelson is five feet tall, about 130 pounds with long dark hair. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Niagara Falls Police at 286-4711, or their local police.