"I did my best, I really tried hard," said Bob Frisbie, Bridgett's father.
Bob Frisbie is a devastated father. The daughter he adopted as a toddler and watched as she grew up to become an fun loving 17-year-old is now dead.
"She could be a difficult girl, but I didn't see that part of her," Frisbie said. "She loved to draw, she loved poetry."
Sunday afternoon, Bridgett Frisbie's body was found by teens on four wheelers in a wooded area in a west Harris County. Her father says she had sneaked out of the house early Sunday morning to meet up with some friends.
"It's not unusual, kids do that," he said. "Bridgett had done it before, but she came back the next day."
This time, Bridgett did not come back. Investigators say they are trying to track down suspects in the case, while classmates at Katy's Raines High School come to terms with what happened.
Classmate Erik Sharp said, "We were just talking about it in class, how we felt about it. Everyone's pretty sad. It touched the hearts of everyone."
"I'm still kind of shocked by it," said classmate Molly Sweeney. "I don't think anyone really expects one of the people they go to school with to be found dead."
Bob Frisbie says Bridgett faced some challenges in school and was sometimes rebellious, but at her core was a loving daughter. He wants the people responsible for her death caught.
He said, "I think God wanted me to raise her. I was the right fit, the right man to raise the girl."
Students at Raines High School who knew Bridgett say she spoke often of her father and how supportive he was, even getting a car to present to her on her 18th birthday.
Katy ISD released the following statement in regards to the death
"The faculty and staff here at Raines High School are deeply saddened to learn of the death over the weekend of Bridgett. We know that this is a terrible tragedy for her family and our school community extends our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to them as they mourn their loss."