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Boyfriend of missing woman hopeful for her return

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

Police need your help to return 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas to her loved ones. One of the last people to see her the night she vanished was her boyfriend, who is sharing his story with FOX 10.

There are new developments surrounding the disappearance of 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas. Tempe police have released the report from the night she went missing.

Salinas has now been missing for more than a month. The reward is up to $10,000.

Police have said from the very beginning that her boyfriend, Francisco Arteaga, is not a suspect. He says he holds out hope he will see her again.

"It's horrible, everyone misses her, the uncertainty is what's killing all of us," says Arteaga.

Adrienne's father, Rick Salinas, says he knows what didn't happen to her.

"Myself, I can rule out she is not a runaway. Beautiful life, not a troubled teen."

A newly-released report from Tempe Police sheds little light on the investigation.

Police say Adrienne was at a party last month, got in an argument with her boyfriend, went to his house in Scottsdale.

"We got into an argument and since she was having a party she had a lot of people there, we thought it would be better to go to my apartment and talk about it," says Arteaga.

They talked and then she wanted to go back home, so he started to drive her there.

"She actually got out of my car on Mill Ave... I just turned into Mill Ave, the first light, and she just hopped out got out of my car and unfortunately that was the last time I saw her."

Tempe Police say she got home safely, packed a bag, then decided to go back to see him. She sent him a text message saying, "I'm coming over." But she never got there.

Salinas wrecked her white Mercury, damaging her tires and rims. She called a cab. But she wasn't there when the cab arrived.

"We just do not know what happened from that point when she called the cab and left the apartment. Under investigation, we have no solid leads at this point," says Rick Salinas.

"It's heartbreaking. It kills me everyday. It's impossible not to think about it everyday, that's my first thought when I wake up and my last thought. It's impossible not to think about it," says Arteaga.

It's agonizing, the not knowing. Loved ones are hoping somehow someone somewhere knows something.

"We all know what this world is like and what things can take place. I do not want to give energy to those types of thoughts, just praying to God we get her back," says Salinas.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

A vigil is planned for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jaycee Park in Tempe. It's being organized by Adrienne's family.

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