Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dennehy's Girlfriend Stays 'Hopeful'.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Ex-Lobo 'Solid' At Baylor, Coach Says

University of New Mexico track athlete Jessica De La Rosa -- facing the media Sunday for the first time since the disappearance of her boyfriend, Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy -- said she's still hopeful.

The 6-foot, 10-inch Dennehy, 21, a former Lobos basketball standout, was last heard from on June 11.

His abandoned sports utility vehicle was found in Virginia on Wednesday. Police in Waco, Texas, home of Baylor University, say they are investigating his disappearance as a possible homicide.

"Pat is just better than the best thing I could have ever hoped for in my life," De La Rosa, 20, told the Albuquerque Journal in an interview following her news conference. …

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