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IE teen goes missing after Coachella festival

April 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There's growing concern in the Inland Empire for a missing teenager. She went to a music festival this past weekend and never came home.

The thought is that 19-year-old Andrea Adame went to the Coachella Music and Arts Festival over the weekend with a girlfriend. But exactly where she is right now is a mystery.

Adame is a student at California State University-San Bernardino, but she still lives with her parents. When she didn't come home after the concert, they grew concerned. Now they're passing out flyers on campus, hoping someone might know where she is.

"It is so hard, as a mother, you know, you can't imagine a missing child," said Andrea's mother, Hilda Adame.

"My heart is beating out of my chest. I cannot tell you. It's the most difficult thing I ever went through," said Jose Adame, Andrea's father.

Her parents last heard from her when they got a text message Friday: "Hey, my friend invited me to go with her to a free music festival this weekend. She can drive me back home Monday since I don't have school. I have my phone with me but I'm leaving it off for a while since I don't want it to die. But I will call you later."

The family says they've checked with the phone company. That text message was the last transmission made from her phone.

"The Adame family has been extremely cooperative, they're gravely concerned for their daughter. They have no idea where she may be," said Fontana Police Sgt. Billy Green. "They've allowed us, basically, unlimited access to the house to try to locate any type of information that might indicate where she is at this time."

Detectives got a tip that Andrea might have been spotted by a convenience store clerk at a Chevron gas station in Indio. Detectives reviewed the video and say it's inconclusive.

If you have any idea where she may be, call Fontana Police at (909) 350-7740 or (909) 350-7700.