Missing Girl's Family Frustrated with Police

The family of missing teen Zoe Campos says they're frustrated with Lubbock Police, who won't explain to them why detectives say Zoe engaged in dangerous behavior prior to her disappearance.

by Victoria Price

LUBBOCK, TX -- Melinda Campos knows her daughter, Zoe, in a way that only a mother can.

"I'm not just saying this because she's my daughter," Campos says. "But, I know her. In my heart and soul, Iknow this baby and this is not her."

Which is why she's confused that Lubbock Police are saying otherwise.

On Monday, police announced that Zoe was involved in dangerous behavior that may have put her in harm's way. But, Melinda says that's just not possible.

"I don't know why the said she was behaving in dangerous activities before," Campos says. "I don't know, I don't understand."

"What we know is just because she was 18, they think she was just out doing whatever she wanted," says Zoe's sister, Savannah. "And it's just not the case."

The family is frustrated that detectives won't even explain to them what that dangerous behavior might be.

"I mean, I haven't been informed of anything," says the distraught mother. 

And the family fears that statement from police could misrepresent Zoe in the eyes of the public.

"I feel people are going to maybe stop trying to search for her, because they think that she was some 18 year old doing whatever she wanted, that she just took off," Savannah says. "And that's not my sister at all."

But no matter what people may think, the Campos family says they won't lose hope.

"Strength comes from within our faith, that we'll find her," Melinda says. "The love that we have for each other, that's what keeps us going. That's what keeps us strong."

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