Benefit concert held for Adrienne Salinas as investigation continues

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

MESA, Ariz. -- Weeks after the body of Adrienne Salinas was found in Apache Junction, police are still looking for leads in her case and friends are trying to raise awareness.

A benefit concert was held Wednesday night at The Nile/The Underground in Mesa.  Another one is scheduled for Thursday night.

“To me, it’s still very surreal,” said Rebecca Flores, Adrienne’s roommate and friend since sixth grade.

“Everyone loved her,” said Flores. 

The night Adrienne went missing, June 15, a party was held at their Tempe apartment.

“I try to think of whether there were any tell tale signs of anyone who would have tried to hurt her,” said Flores.

What happened to Adrienne that night remains a mystery.  According to police, she had been arguing with her boyfriend, then crashed her car while on her way to his house. Cell phone records show she called a cab to pick her up at a nearby AM/PM, but she was never seen on surveillance video and the cab driver said she never showed up.

Both the cab driver and her boyfriend were ruled out as suspects in the initial investigation.  However, since her body was recovered earlier this August, police say they’re taking another look at everyone and everything in the case.  They’re also still looking for the teen’s cell phone, which was never recovered.

Suzanne Coss, the mother of Adrienne Salinas, shared a statement with 3TV:

“We, Adrienne Salinas’s parents and family, thank the community for their continued love and support. We know now our daughter is home with our Heavenly Father in eternal life and glory.  We have full faith and trust in the Tempe Police Department, agencies and persons involved in the investigation. Justice will be served soon.”

That hope is shared by Adrienne’s many friends. They’re asking anyone with information to please come forward.

A second benefit concert will be held Thursday night at The Nile Theater in Mesa, 105 W Main Street, beginning around 6:30pm.