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Adam Ashley

May 18, 1964 - May 17, 1979

Adam Ashley was 14 when he was murdered. His family is still looking for answers.

Big sister, Terri, with 5-month-old Adam and Marc, 1965

Adam's Story

Adam Ashley and his identical twin brother, Marc, were born in Palm Springs, CA on May 18, 1964. They grew up surfing and skateboarding in the beachside community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, near San Diego.

The day before the twins’ 15th birthday, a bicyclist found Adam’s body lying in the sand on Torrey Pines State Beach. The autopsy found his cause of death was “Homicide: Struck in head by another person.” His murder is still unsolved.

This is his story.

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Updates & Press

San Diego Union Tribune: 43 years later, siblings from Cardiff seek answers in brother’s unsolved murder at Torrey Pines State Beach

On September 7, 2022, The Del Mar Times published the first article about Adam's cold case since 1979. It was…

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