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Police release new information in the case of missing teenager

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Police have released new information in the case of missing teenager Elizabeth Ennen.

Humberto Salinas Jr. is charged with the aggravated kidnapping of the 15 year old Monterey High School student. According to an arrest warrant for Salinas, he was seen forcing Elizabeth into a room at the Carriage House Motel against her will.

The documents also say Salinas was later seen chasing Ennen into a corner. The warrant states that Salinas then "escorted" her out of the building leading her to the parking lot with his hand around her arm. The documents say video from the Carriage House depicts that "Elizabeth was afraid of Salinas."

The arrest warrant also says Humberto Salinas Jr. knowingly abducted Elizabeth Ennen.

Elizabeth Ennen has not been seen nor had contact with anyone since Salinas "escorted" her to the parking lot. Elizabeth's mother reported her missing around midnight January 5th after she did not return from a babysitting job.

Timeline -- Source: Arrest Warrant

  • 6:18 PM – Elizabeth goes to the Carriage House with Salinas.
  • 6:45 PM – Salinas leaves with his wife and sister-in-law.
  • 10:48 PM – Salinas returns to Carriage House alone
  • 11:47 PM – Elizabeth leaves the room in a hurry, Salinas follows her.
  • 11:52 PM – Salinas returns to the room holding Elizabeth's arm.
  • 12:00 AM – Both leave the room, Elizabeth tries to walk toward an opposite exit, Salinas sees her and chases her. Elizabeth cowers in a corner and Salinas grabs her and takes her to the parking lot.
  • 12:01 AM – Salinas' vehicle leaves.
  • 12:29 AM – Salinas returns alone but leaves again four minutes later.
  • 12:58 AM – Salinas goes back to the room.
  • 1:23 AM – Salinas leaves with his two younger children.
  • 2:01 AM – Salinas Comes back with children, wife and sister-in-law.
  • 2:04 AM – Salinas meets Elizabeth's mom, Virginia, at entrance and they go to the room.
  • 2:13 AM – Virginia runs down the hallway to the parking lot.
  • 4:16 AM - Salinas is seen pacing the halls.

Police first listed her as a runaway. On Saturday, January 22nd, police announced they had found evidence leading them to believe she was kidnapped.

Elizabeth Ennen is described as being 5-feet 3-inches tall and 135 pounds. She has light brown hair and brown eyes. If you know where to find her or have seen her, you are encouraged to please call Crime Line at 741-1000.

(CLICK HERE) for a copy of the Salinas arrest warrant.  It is a 3 Mb file and might take some time to load.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will continue to follow the developments in this story to keep you updated.

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