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Family drawn to area where Salinas was found by spiritual advisor

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APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. -

Police still don't know how Adrienne Salinas died. Her remains were found in a desert area in the east valley, and the search continues for any clues that could solve the mystery of the 19-year-old's death.

How did she die? And how did her body end up more 30 miles away from where she disappeared 2 months ago?

We have since learned that her family began searching parts of Apache Junction just days after she disappeared. It's a revelation that gives you chills. What led the family to that area several weeks before her body was found?

Her remains were found near Highway 88 and Lost Dutchman Boulevard. Salinas' aunt says today it's the same area that she and Salinas' father and brother searched just a week after the young woman went missing.

They now know they could have been just short distance from where her body turned up.

"She did not deserve to come back to us in the remains that she did," says Pamela Coss.

In the days after Adrienne Salinas vanished, her family did everything they could to find her -- even getting advice from a spiritual healer. The woman told the family Salinas was in Apache Junction.

"A spiritual healer had called us and said she felt she was over there so we drove over there."

The family went to camp grounds there, calling out for their loved one. An eerie foreshadowing of what investigators would later discover.

"The confirmation yesterday was real. I thought I was prepared but that was really hard to hear that it was her."

The 19-year-old's body was severely decomposed. A property owner found the body. Tempe police and the FBI are now working on piecing together any clues.

"There was foul play. This was a homicide absolutely this was a homicide," says Coss.

Salinas disappeared in the early morning hours of June 15th in Tempe. Police say she got in a fight with her boyfriend and was on her way to his house when she crashed her car. She called for a cab but never took that ride -- vanishing around 5 a.m. Police do not have any suspects in the case.

The family is now turning the search for the young woman to the search for a killer.

"Now that we know she's with God and she's an angel there is a type of closure but we don't want this monster out there, he doesn't deserve to be among us."

At this point investigators are searching a four mile stretch from where the body was found, looking for any clues. Detectives say the body may have been washed to the site in a recent flood, and right now the coroner is still examining the body to determine the cause of death.

Adrienne Salinas Fund
Wells Fargo
Account Number: 5779742948

Online: www.facebook.com/AdrienneSalinasMissing

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