DENVER (CBS4/AP) – The parents of a missing 19-year-old are asking the public to help them find their daughter.

Kenia Monge was last seen March 31 at the 24K Lounge in Denver. Authorities say she was later seen at a gas station about two miles away around 3 a.m.

Her mother, Maria Lee, and stepfather, Tony Lee, held a press conference Wednesday asking anyone with information to come forward.

“I need help from the public to bring back my baby girl. I miss her so much,” Maria Lee said. “Since she went missing my soul has been missing with her too.”

“Until we have her and there’s an answer to every question you can’t give up hope. You have to keep the faith,” Tony Lee said.
space Parents Of Missing Woman Ask Public For Help

They described Monge as sweet and smart but “very tough.” They believe someone is keeping her from contacting her family.

Denver police say her disappearance is their top priority. Monge is described as 4 feet, 11 inches and 115 pounds. Tony Lee says she left her cell phone at the nightclub.

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).

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