As Thanksgiving approaches, North Conway police are asking people to post more photos of 15-year old Abigail Hernandez throughout New England. She’s been missing for more than six weeks--since shortly before Columbus Day. Police say Thanksgiving is important because some people visiting the area when she disappeared could return for the holiday.
In a news conference Friday, Abigail’s mother, Zenya Hernandez, read from a statement.
“Abby, you matter to me. I believe you’re alive, and I know that hope speaks louder than fear" Hernandez said. "It is my hope that you can reach out to me. I feel your absence every day, and I want you home with me.”
Abigail Hernandez was last seen on Wednesday, October 9, after leaving Kennett High School. Police say she walked along her normal route home, and sent several texts between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. They say she never made it home.
The Conway Police, New Hampshire State Police, and F-B-I are all investigating the case.
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