Missing Tempe student's family continues searching


by Jared Dillingham

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Posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 2 at 12:13 PM

PHOENIX -- Ten days after 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas vanished without a trace in Tempe, her family members are trying to remain hopeful.

"Somebody knows something. Hopefully the reward will get someone to break down and say what happened to her," Adrienne's grandmother, Mary Salinas, told 3TV Tuesday night.

She and other family members spread out through Adrienne's neighborhood, just west of the Arizona State University campus, hanging new fliers with more pictures and reward information. A $6,000 reward is offered.

Adrienne was driving to visit her boyfriend in the middle of the night on June 15 when she disappeared. Her father found her car abandoned near Tempe Town Lake.

"It's a living nightmare not knowing where she's at," her father, Rick Salinas, said. "We're just doing what we can out here to keep hope alive so her memory doesn't fade away. There's a missing girl out there who needs to come home."

Adrienne is enrolled at Gateway Community College and a recent graduate of Arcadia High School.

A search of the lake turned up no clues and police say they have no further searches planned. They have no strong leads.

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