Missing NH Teen's Mom Urges Daughter to Be Strong - NECN

Missing NH Teen's Mom Urges Daughter to Be Strong



    15-year-old North Conway teen Abigail Hernandez vanished last month; FBI do not know if she was involved in an accident, ran away or was abducted (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Marnie MacLean) - The mother of missing New Hampshire teen Abigail Hernandez reached out to her daughter Friday while investigators asked
    the public for help.

    At an afternoon press conference, Zenya Hernandez read a letter she wrote to Abby. She said she believes Abby is alive and she told her daughter she is strong and smart and courageous.

    On Oct. 9, investigators say Abby left Kennett High School after school and began walking home on her usual path. She never made it to her house
    and has not been seen since that day.

    Searchers have combed nearby woods and wetlands. They've looked by boat and by air but there has been no sign of the missing girl.

    Investigators say they are looking at all avenues but can't offer a theory as to whether Abby ran away or might be a victim of foul play.

    Investigators say with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up people will be traveling to other parts of the country and other people will be coming home to New Hampshire. They want to keep Abby's story in the public eye as much as possible and they encourage anyone with information to
    contact police.