"I was at the [middle school] basketball court, and I was walking home from the basketball court to the hamburger shop and I'd seen her. We talked for a minute, but then she took off [in the direction of her home]," said Daniels.
The two had been friends for several years.
"I met her in third grade, I think, and we became really good friends, and we started talking. Then I moved down here and we caught back up and started being really good friends," Daniels said.
Capricia Henderson played softball with the missing teen. She says her memory is still alive at the middle school.
"They're like, hanging little signs with orange ribbons saying 'Hope for Hailey,' with little pictures," said Henderson.
The reminders of her missing friend are tough on Daniels.
"It's really hard to walk and see all that," she said.
She misses the every day things that kept their friendship going.
"She'd come over to my house almost every weekend and we'd talk and text," Daniels said.
Henderson says if she saw Hailey today, she'd have some advice from her friend.
"If she never went missing, I'd influence her to not walk at night," she said.
The two are hanging on to hope that the FBI's involvement will bring their friend back.