Vigil held for missing Tempe teen

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by 3TV

Video report by Crystal Cruz

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 21 at 1:20 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The family of missing Tempe teen Adrienne Salinas continues to make sure her name and face stays on everyone’s mind.

On Saturday night, Adrienne’s friends and family held a prayer vigil and handed out missing person posters at a Tempe park.

“It’s just a devastating nightmare what I’m living right now,” said Adrienne’s father, Rick Salinas. “She’s not a troubled child. She’s not a runaway.”

According to Tempe police, 19-year-old Adrienne crashed her car early in the morning on June 15 after fighting with her boyfriend.

She then walked home, and at around 5 a.m. she called a cab and texted her boyfriend to say she was coming over.

Adrienne, however, never made it to her boyfriend’s.

“It’s just sickening. I can feel the pain coming from my gut, it’s repulsive,” said Adrienne’s mother, Suzanne Coss.

Earlier this week, police released a partial report detailing Adrienne’s disappearance. The report stated that surveillance video from an O’Reilly Auto Parts store near her apartment showed a woman fitting Adrienne’s description walking by the store the morning Adrienne disappeared.

Police have not released the video, but Rick Salinas has seen it.

“I can say that the O’Reilly film was not her,” said Rick Salinas.

Despite her disappearance, Rick Salinas remains optimistic that his daughter is ok.

“I believe she’s still alive,” he proclaimed.
 

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