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Jun 29, 2013 11:50 AM by azcentral.com

Big Tempe search conducted in case of missing woman

Tempe police and Maricopa County sheriff's deputies on Saturday morning were conducting an extensive search where a missing 19-yearr-old college student may have disappeared two weeks ago.

The Sheriff's Office had set up a command post near Hardy Drive and Brown Street and more than 30 deputies and police officers were searching the area in the case of Adrienne Salinas. They were stopping pedestrians and asking them if they had seen any strange activity they see around June 15 when Salinas disappeared.

Deputies and officers were also digging through bushes and searching abandoned buildings as they looked for clues.

Last week, Tempe police said they were consulting with the FBI to make sure they are doing everything possible find Salinas.

Adrienne attended a party in Tempe with her boyfriend the night of June 14 and had been drinking. She and her boyfriend got into an argument at the party. The boyfriend drove her to his home in Scottsdale, but they continued to argue so he drove her home.

The last time anyone reported seeing Adrienne was early in the morning of June 15. Her roommates told police that she packed an overnight bag and said she was driving back to her boyfriend's home.

But the boyfriend told police that Adrienne never arrived. A witness reported seeing Adrienne's car hit a median near her apartment. Rick Salinas, Adrienne's father, found the car two blocks away on Saturday with two flat tires and reported his daughter missing to police.

Later the morning of June 15, Adrienne repeatedly called the boyfriend, but was unable to reach him, shortly after 4 a.m. She eventually sent him a text message at 4:43 a.m., saying "I'm coming over.''

The boyfriend told police that Adrienne never arrived. Police say said there has been no trace of Adrienne since 5:05 a.m. that morning, when she called a cab, but a cab driver was unable to find her. Her cell phone turned off at 5:07 a.m.

Anyone who has seen Adrienne or knows anything about her disappearance is asked to call Tempe police at (480) 350-8311. Adrienne is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 110 pounds, with black hair.

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