Missing teen's family keeping her story alive

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by Jason Volentine

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azfamily.com

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 13 at 12:09 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It has been almost two months since a teen went missing from Tempe and hasn't been seen since. The family of Adrienne Salinas handed out flyers at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, hoping to keep the story in the public eye.

Aside from her abandoned car found shortly after she went missing, police have no more information about what happened to Salinas than they did the day she disappeared.

Her father hasn’t lost hope but he has run short of ways he believes he can help find his daughter.

“I just feel powerless that I can't help any more than just keeping the word out there,” said Rick Salinas, Adrienne Salinas’ father.

The day before Father's Day, Salinas left her boyfriend's place and was never heard from again.

“Fathers always feel like they have to be there to protect their children. I've always been there. She's Daddy’s little girl. Sometimes I wonder if she's crying out to me right now,” said Salinas through a single tear.

The only trace of Adrienne was her abandoned car. Despite help from the FBI police are still baffled as to what happened.

“There are theories that go through my head… you think the worst.  But you have to suppress those thoughts and theories and stick with what you know, and what we know is very little,” said Salinas.

So he and Adrienne's loved ones will keep passing out flyers and maybe someday Adrienne's mystery will come to light.
  
“You have to be strong and think positive and believe that she's not in pain, she's being fed. The best case scenario -- she's okay,” said Salinas.

There is now a $10,000 reward for information that would help solve the mystery.

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