Lubbock family asking for help in search for missing teen

Published: Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 3:27 AM CST
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Zoe Campos has been missing since Nov. 17
Zoe Campos has been missing since Nov. 17

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Sunday night was just like any other for the Campos family.

"She and my friend Jessica and my kids went out to eat, came back home, put a movie on and fell asleep here," said Savannah Campos.

Later that night, her sister Zoe went missing. She was on her way to east 34th Street to pick up her mother and along the way communication abruptly stopped.

"It's weird that her phone is off this long. It's weird that she hasn't come back yet. This isn't like my sister," Savannah said. "Zoe is very attached to her phone and for it to be off with her charger in her back seat, it just sent up red flags to us," said Zoe's mother Melinda Campos.

As the hours passed and Zoe still wasn't responding to phone calls, Savannah and Melinda called jails and hospitals in the region. When they still couldn't find her, they knew it was time to call the police.

Melinda says with each passing day, the pain of her disappearance gets worse.

"Anxiety, fear - just scared, very scared for her," Melinda said.

Yesterday, they thought they had found her. The car she had just purchased - a silver, 1997 limited edition Lincoln Towncar with the right side of the fender and right light smashed in was being driven by a man in a hooded sweatshirt.

The relative who saw it chased the car until the driver evaded her and ran away on foot. Police responded and searched the car for any evidence that could lead to Zoe. For the family, it was a moment of hope.

"It was like she's close by. I was like, oh my God this is Zoe, this is where she was, and so it gave me a lot of hope," Melinda said. "Right now that's all we have is hope."

"We just hope and pray she's going to walk through that door or say, hey come get me," Savannah said.

Campos is 18 years old, 5 feet tall, weighing 100 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Police say Campos may have connections to Austin, El Paso, or Abilene, TX.

If you have any information please contact Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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