(13 On Your Side) – The search continues for 19-year-old Emily Hieber, who went
missing in Yuma
eight months ago.
Tonight, her family is now offering
a $5,000 reward, as a plea for someone who may know something to come forward
with information on her whereabouts.
Yuma police investigators tell 13 On
Your Side they do not have any solid evidence indicating Emily Hieber is no
But they say rumors that she may
have been murdered have raised their suspicions.
Hieber's family, however, is not
Today, they are asking for your help
in bringing her home safely.
"I love her and I want her to come
home, we miss her very much," said Jenny Jimenez, Hieber's mother.
Jimenez has not seen or heard from her
daughter since last February, when the 19-year-old went missing without a
"It's stressful. It's frustrating.
You go through so many different emotions. Anger. Sadness," Jimenez said.
Yuma police have interviewed more than
60 people since they began investigating Hieber's disappearance. At one point
during the investigation, police identified two of her friends are persons of
Police later cleared the two.
Today, the case has gone cold.
"It's no secret that Emily was
involved with methamphetamine," said Sgt. Ron Rodriguez, of the Yuma Police
Department. "But doesn't change the fact that she's been missing and the rumors
that she's been killed and we still need to bring her home."
Despite Hieber's drug use, Jimenez
says her daughter's disappearance is bizarre.
Jimenez says her daughter was not
the type of person to go missing without ever calling again.
Investigators say they have not been
able to trace Hieber's whereabouts and say she has not used her cell phone or
"There's been no contact on
social media, which is unusual for Emily."
Hieber last posted to her Facebook
profile on February 3, 2013, around the same time her family reported her
"There's gotta be somebody out there
that knows something and I just want them to give us the answers," Jimenez
Again, Hieber's family is offering a
$5,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information on her whereabouts.
This reward is on top of the $1,000
being offered by the police department.
If you have any information, you are
urged to call 78-CRIME.
Your call will remain anonymous.
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