Missing woman's mother holds out hope for her daughter's safe return

- The mother of a Goodyear woman who hasn't been seen in more than a week spoke out Friday on the incident.

Cristina Junge's daughter, Diana, went out to watch the Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31, and never returned.

"Scares me that she might be hurt," said Christina. "Maybe broken a leg and could be somewhere."

Cristina has spent many sleepless nights, worrying and wondering where Diana might be. On January 30, Diana asked her mother to borrow her Jeep to go hiking, and watch the Super Blue Blood Moon.

"The moon was going to be in the middle of the night, so I thought. you know. maybe, but I told her, [Diana], don't go alone," said Cristina. "She said, 'mom I'm 48 years old, I'm old enough to take care of myself.'"

Diana never made it home. Since then, there's been no signs of her.

A week ago, Cristina's orange Jeep was found near Granite Reef Dam Road and the Bush Highway, along the side of the road.  

"I don't want to think that there has been anything wrong. I just don't because I have faith. I have faith. I have faith that she's going to be OK, and she's going to come back," said Cristina.

MCSO search crews continue to look for Diana, and Cristina is hoping her daughter sees this, and makes it home.

"We need to know where you are," said Cristina. "We need to know where you are. We love you. We miss you a lot."

Diana didn't have a cell phone on her at the time, and MCSO will be searching again this weekend for Diana.

Anyone with information on Diana's whereabouts should call police. She is described by MCSO as white, 5' tall, weighing 100lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. MCSO officials say they do not know what Diana was wearing at the time, but she was wearing women's size 8 Hi-Tec hiking boots.

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