CLEVELAND-- The 18-year-old mystery of what happened to Christina Adkins remains, after the FBI spent hours on Friday digging in the basement and crawl space of a home on Vega Avenue, after getting a tip they may find some answers there.
"It's an open investigation so we really can't go into detail about that, but obviously, we think it's a little credible to be here," FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson said.
"I've had a bad day. I don't know what to think. I was hoping they would find something, I really was. I have to have some closure after all these years. I hope she's still alive. God only knows I hope it," Debbie Marmol, Christina Adkins' mother said, after learning the FBI did not find anything.
Christina Adkins was 18 years old and five months pregnant when she vanished January 11, 1995, while walking home on West 25th St. and Kinkle Ave.
"There is a cadaver dog here, just in case. We are obviously going to run that in a case like this," Anderson said.
After hours of searching on Friday afternoon, members of the FBI's evidence team emerged from the home carrying shovels and hammers.
They sifted through some dirt they brought up, but in the end, an FBI agent said they did not find any remains.
"It's hard. It's hard to keep going, but I have to because that's what she would want. Her and I were so close. We were like sisters, not mother and daughter," Marmol said.
Nancy Ruiz and Felix DeJesus, the parents of Gina DeJesus, who was found alive with Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry after they were kidnapped and held captive by Ariel Castro for a decade, showed up at the search.
"We just came for moral support and we got some great news that there was no body there, so that's good," Felix DeJesus said.
The FBI said the current occupant of the home is not involved in the case, and the search is not related to Ariel Castro.
"Somebody out there knows something, and please come forward. That's all I'm asking; just let me have some closure of some kind," Marmol said.
Anyone with information on Adkins’ disappearance is asked to call the FBI at (216) 522-1400.
(Read more stories on Christina Adkins' disappearance HERE.)