“Sometimes when it is a long time [with] no trace, no sight or anything, you kind of give up hope. What happened in Ohio gave me rejuvenation, faith and hope that Yasmin is still alive somewhere also.”

—Rose Starnes, adoptive mother of Yasmin Acree, who went missing on Jan.15, 2008 when she was 15 years old. Starnes spoke with Austin Weekly News in May 2013 after news broke of three young girls who went missing 10 years ago in Ohio but were found alive, held against their will by the man who abducted them. Starnes believes Yasmin was abducted and is likely being held against her will. 

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