Posted 3:10 p.m.
At this point, investigators have exhausted all their leads in the search for Emily Hieber.
They say someone out there has to know something that can help them bring Emily home, which is a priority for the family.
"I love you so much, Em … We all miss you,” said Lynette Schmit. “If there's any way you can come home, please come home."
Emotions continue to run deep for the family of the 19-year-old who disappeared back in February. Jenny Jimenez, Emily’s mom, says she knew there was something wrong after about a week of no communication with her daughter.
"She wasn't on Facebook anymore,” said Jimenez. “We kept calling and calling. It went right to her voice mail. [We knew] something was wrong."
Emily's family members describe her as independent, strong willed, smart and talented.
Tuesday, investigators revealed she struggled with an addiction to methamphetamine. Still, the family feels the void of an important member.
“We have a very tight family,” said Craig Hieber, Emily’s uncle, “and we're missing a part of that. It hurts."
With the nickname "Hippie,” Emily has a unique sense of style including wigs to change her appearance.
Investigators have questioned more than 60 people in this case. There has been no sign of Emily in nine months; all they've come up with are rumors.
"During the course of the investigation, there have been numerous rumors that Emily has been killed,” said Sgt. Ron Rodriguez, supervisor of the major crimes until of the Yuma Police Department. “We're trying to verify a lot of that information."
If that’s the case, Emily aunt says she still wants to bring Emily home, “and if … the rumors are true, we just want some justice."
Until something turns up, Emily's mother says she's waiting for her daughter to finally come home.
"I have to be strong for her. I think that's what's keeping me going every day,” said Jimenez. "We love her, and we miss her.”
Investigators are asking for the public’s help to bring her home. 78-Crime Stoppers offers a $1,000 reward, and her family is offering $5,000 for information that will bring Emily back.