In June 2013, a series of events led to a young woman’s sudden disappearance, ultimately leading to her death. Investigation Discovery’s ‘People Magazine Investigates: Darkness In The Desert’ chronicles the events leading up to teenager Adrienne Salinas’ suspicious death and what the authorities found out in the time after that. So, if you’re curious to find out more about this case, we’ve got you covered.
How Did Adrienne Salinas Die?
AdrienneBorn and raised in Arizonaand was close with her father and brother. TheThe 19-year old went on regular trips with her family, and was living with two of her roommates at the time. Tempe, Arizona. SheI was a student at a local college and dreamed of going to college. Arizona State University. AccordingTo your loved ones AdrienneShe dreamed of being a journalist and was described by her as a responsible, motivated young woman.
On June 16, 2013, Adrienne’s father, Rick, had planned to spend Father’s DayWith her, but she never showed. A worried RickShe was reported missing to the police TheHer car was found with two blown tires. June 17, 2013. AboutTwo months later, on August 6, 2013, Adrienne’s mummified remains were found in a wash in the Apache Junction area, Arizona. A DNA test confirmed the identity but did not determine the cause or manner of death. CuriouslyAlthough her head and hands were not mentioned in the autopsy report, authorities refused to provide any further details.
Who Killed Adrienne Salinas?
ItThe police needed to know what had happened during the time that led up to the incident. Adrienne’s disappearance. OnThe night of June 14, 2013, AdrienneHer roommates hosted a party that was attended by many people, including her boyfriend. Francisco. Roommates later mentioned Adrienne FranciscoHad been in an argument when the former showed an interest for other women. TheyThe party ended at approximately 2:30 AM. June 15, 2013. However, FranciscoLater, it was stated that AdrienneThe car stopped suddenly and the driver got out.
SometimeBefore 4 AM Adrienne’s roommates reported seeing her at home. HoweverDespite being inebriated, she quickly left her car and returned to her home. AtThe authorities received a call at 3:45 am regarding a one vehicle collision on the local Parkway. TheDriver tried to maneuver the car with blown tires, but it was too difficult and she threw the car away a few blocks from her apartment. TheAuthorities believed that the person driving the car was the driver. Adrienne. TheyIt is possible that she returned home after that.
PhoneAccording to records, AdrienneSo called FranciscoMultiple times between 4:10 AM – 4:45 AM. She also left him a message stating that she was coming. Then, AdrienneAt 4:53 AM, I spoke with a taxi driver and was supposed meet him at a local convenience shop. HoweverShe didn’t show up at the place. MinutesLater, at approximately 5:07 AM Adrienne’s phone was turned off.
TheAuthorities later discovered a BlackBerry smartphone and a notebook. Adrienne’s car. But a day later, they learned the car wasn’t impounded. WhileThe notebook came with Adrienne’s mother, the phone was nowhere to be seen. ThePolice spoke with the taxi company that had been hired that night and the driver was determined not to be a criminal. Tom Simon Jr. ThereThere were a few suspicious reports about his behavior. A woman claimed that he had once taken a hacksaw out from his trunk. InAnother incident was a tip that mentioned a woman shouting in Tom’s apartment.
However, no evidence connected him to Adrienne’s death, and he has not been named a suspect. Bryan Patrick MillerAnother suspect was also investigated by the police. HeHe was previously accused of having killed two other people, both of whom were found in the early 1990s. ReportsHe indicated that he had been to a party less than a mile away Adrienne’s house around that time and worked close to where the body was found.
The authorities have maintained they didn’t notice any obvious signs of foul play in the case and didn’t initially classify it as a homicide. HoweverIt is the fact that Adrienne’s body was found in a wash was something to consider. ForThe case remains unsolved. Police continue to search for information that might lead to a resolution. AsFor Tom BryanThere was no DNA evidence linking them to the murder. FranciscoHe was also ruled out of being a suspect.
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