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Adrienne Salinas Missing: Newly Released Police Report Adds To Mystery

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A month after Arizona teen Adrienne Salinas disappeared following a car accident in Tempe, police released a report on Wednesday that sheds light on the young woman's actions leading up to her disappearance.

The missing 19-year-old woman’s family is hoping the newly released information will help bring in more tips from the public.

"We're out there doing everything we can and are trying our best to keep it in the media," Salinas’ aunt, Pamela Coss, told The Huffington Post.

According to the police report released by the Tempe Police Department, Salinas, 19, attended a party in Tempe on the night of June 14. The police document says that during the party, the teen, who was reportedly drinking, got into an argument with her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Francisco Artega.

Artega told investigators that Salinas got upset with him because he was "not paying enough attention to her." The two left the party and went to Artega's home in Scottsdale, where they continued to argue, according to the police report.

Sometime after 3 a.m., Artega was driving Salinas back to her apartment when she exited the vehicle at a stoplight and began walking in the direction of her apartment. Evidence found at the apartment suggests Salinas did make it home. Her roommates told police that she changed her clothes and packed an overnight bag before leaving a short time later, the report says.

Phone records show Salinas called Artega 11 times, but he did not answer. She also sent him a text message that said, "I'm coming over."

According to Tempe police, a witness who was driving to work in the early morning hours of June 15 saw Salinas' car driving erratically at about 3:40 a.m. The witness said the car passed her near the Rio Salado Parkway and struck a curb, flattening both the driver's-side tires. The car sped off on the damaged tires before the woman could check on the driver, according to the police report. The witness called the police, but responding officers were unable to locate the car, the report says.

Surveillance footage taken from an auto parts store on 1002 W. University Ave. that morning showed a slender woman walking through the parking lot at 4:52 a.m. A dark, four-door vehicle can also be seen heading through the same parking lot approximately two minutes later, according to the police report.

Phone records indicate Salinas called a cab company at 5:05 a.m. that morning and requested a ride. However, when the driver showed up, he was unable to locate her, the police report says. The young woman's cell phone was turned off at 5:07 a.m., police said.

Artega told police his girlfriend never made it to his house. Her white 2002 Mercury Sable was found disabled the following day a few blocks from her apartment.

Investigators from the Tempe police and the FBI have been trying to track Salinas' movements after she left her apartment. Officers have canvassed the neighborhood and local businesses, but have yet to find a credible sighting of the young woman.

Authorities also conducted a search of Tempe Town Lake, but found "no signs of physical evidence," according to the police report.

Artega told local CBS affiliate KPHO that he is deeply troubled by Salinas' disappearance.

"It's the hardest thing ever," Artega told the station. "It's impossible not to think about her. It's impossible. There's never been a week where I haven't seen her ... It's scary."

Coss said her family believes Artega has been upfront and truthful with investigators.

"The boyfriend has been given three lie detector tests that I know of, and he's passed all of them. He's been very cooperative. He's not a person of interest at this point," she told HuffPost.

Cross said Salinas, a student at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, would not take off without telling someone.

"Adrienne would not be somebody that would run away," she said. "We're devastated. We don't know what happened. She just disappeared."

Tempe police have not elaborated on any details about the cab driver who was dispatched to pick Salinas up the morning she disappeared. The company did not respond to a request for comment from HuffPost Thursday.

Authorities have not named any suspects or persons of interest in the case.

Salinas' family maintains a Facebook page about her disappearance and is holding a vigil Saturday at Jaycee Park in Tempe to help raise awareness.

"We are not giving [up] hope. We have faith in God that she will come home. We love Adrienne very much," Cross said.

Adrienne Salinas is described as a Hispanic female, 5'6", 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo of the sun on her left neck/ear area.

Anyone with information about the teen’s disappearance or her whereabouts is asked to call Tempe police at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. A $10,000 reward is being offered for Salinas' safe return.

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