Adrienne Salinas Dead: College Student’s Body Found in Arizona Desert

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 15, 2013 Updated: August 15, 2013

Adrienne Salinas, a college student who was missing in Arizona, has been found dead in the desert.

Tempe police say DNA tests confirm that the body is Salinas, reported Troy Hayden, a Fox reporter. 

Salinas went missing about two months ago after getting into an argument with her boyfriend. 

The Gateway Community College student was 19 years old.

Police said earlier in the day that they had found remains in the desert that they thought could be Salinas.

The similarities before DNA testing included being female and of a similar weight and height, said Tempe police Sgt. Michael Pooley.

Salinas had been missing since early the morning of June 15 when she left her apartment to head to her boyfriend’s Scottsdale home.

Police have said she never got there and that her damaged car was found several blocks from her apartment. It had two flat tires, apparently from hitting a curb.

Salinas called for a cab but wasn’t at the designated pickup spot when the cab arrived, police have said.

Police are looking for suspects in the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.