Volunteers join search for missing North Conway, NH teen

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October 12, 2013, 12:54 pm
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Conway, N.H.) - The search for missing teen Abigail Hernandez continued on Saturday, and the public is getting involved in the search. Search teams of ordinary citizens are spanning out across the area to find her.

It's a holiday weekend in North Conway, New Hampshire. Despite the tourist traffic that drives this mountain town, even those without holiday weekend jobs have a job. The job is to help find missing teen Abigail Hernandez.

"We're just trying to get involved, help out our community," said Chelsea Rivard, a volunteer searcher. "We're going to pass these out around town, and then go check some of the trails down on Thompson road."

These young women along with dozens of others have come together with these handouts hoping they may come across someone who has seen Abigail and knows where she is.

"It's just scary, I hope she's with a friend or something, I hope I hope she's not, I hope we don't find anything, honestly," said Shawna Hewitt, another volunteer.

The goal of the official search party and these volunteers is to leave no stone unturned, including even checking dumpsters in this part of New Hampshire.

And much to the chagrin of everyone, Friday night’s media conference was much of the same.

"As we've said for the past several days, this remains a missing persons investigation," said NH Associate Attorney General Jane Young.

There is still no sign of Abigail, who would be celebrating her 15th birthday on Saturday.

Abigail has now been missing since 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon right after she left her high school. Conway Police believe Abigail did make it home to her townhouse in North Conway, but say when her mother arrived home, she was nowhere to be found.

Far away from this town, billboards are helping to spread the search in the greater Boston area.

Abigail is described as a 15-year-old Hispanic female, 5'4", 118 pounds.

If you know Abigail's whereabouts, please call 1-800-call-FBI.

Tags: new hampshire, volunteers, missing teen , Conway NH, Jane Young, Justin Michaels, Abigail Hernandez, search party, Chelsea Rivard, Shawna Hewitt
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