Nili Jou believes inmate John Steven Burgess was the last to see her missing daughter alive.
"My daughter has been missing for 8 months now."
In wasco, Nili Jou went from store to store and person to person, passing out fliers about her missing 19-year old daughter Donna.
She says convicted sex offender John Steven Burgess knows where her daughter is.
"He came, picked up my daughter, took her to his place, and since that, we haven't seen her. It's more than 8 months."
Authorties say Donna Jou met Burgess on the internet through Craigslist. The San Diego State student was last seen at a party at Burgess' rented house in West Los Angeles.
Donna's last communication was a text message that said she had locked herself in the bathroom at Burgess' house and that he was "creeping her out."
Nili Jou and other relatives tried to visit Burgess at Wasco State Prison where he is serving time after failing to register as a sex offender, but prison officials turned the family away because inmates have to agree to meet.
Even though they were not able to get inside the prison personally, they're hoping their message does.
"I'm just begging, whoever has my daughter, to just please... please eight months. Just let her come home to us."
Jou vows to keep walking the streets and telling her story to anyone who will listen, until her daughter comes home.