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Nearly a year after Elizabeth Salgado vanished in Provo, family says they still have hope

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 00:49:39-04

PROVO, Utah -- Provo Police are making a renewed push to find answers, one year after a Provo woman disappeared without a trace.

This Saturday, April 16, will mark one year since Elizabeth Salgado left Noman Global Language Center near downtown Provo, then vanished.

No one has reported seeing the 27-year old woman since.

In her home Thursday, Salgado's mother Libertad Salgado spoke in Spanish about her daughter's disappearance.

Her brother, Rosemberg Salgado, translated.

"We wont stop looking for you," he said, in between Libertad's speaking. "We will not stop until we find you."

While her words needed translation, her tears clearly said it all.

Libertad is a broken mother whose life, she said, doesn't make sense anymore without her daughter.

"I cry so much for my daughter," Libertad said, through Rosemberg.

Over the past year, the family's done everything to find Salgado-- from hanging fliers and banners, to billboards, to marches and vigils, to extensive news coverage.

Provo Police have also done what they could to follow leads, as they desperately try to find a break in the case.

"They are working so many hours on this case," Rosemberg said. "It's a tireless search from morning to night."

The family said the many tips that poured in led nowhere, and the case has gone quiet.

Provo Police made a Facebook post Thursday to shine a light on it once again.

In it, they describe Salgado's last sighting, what she was wearing, as well as a general description of the missing woman.

No matter how small the detail, they urge people to report information by calling 801-852-6210.

Despite a grueling year, the family still keeps up hope.

"We miss her so much," Rosemberg said, tears streaming down his face. "We need her in our lives, and we want her to be back in our families. And we can't wait until that day happens."

The family is planning a March on April 16, the one-year anniversary of Salgado's disappearance.

Rosemberg said they'll begin the March at 10:30 at Branbury Apartments where Salgado lived, and end at Noman Global Language Center.

A $50,000 reward has been offered in the case. Click here for FOX 13 News' previous coverage of the search for Salgado.