”Our worst fear right now is though she could have left willingly, someone could be coercing her and her safety is still in question.”
That’s what FBI special agent-in-charge Kieran Ramsey said Friday about 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez of North Conway, who was last seen leaving Kennett High School Oct. 9, 2013.
Ramsey was joined by Conway Police Chief Ed Wagner, Carroll County Attorney Robin Gordon, New Hampshire Senior Asst. Attorney General Jane young, New Hampshire state police and Abigail’s mother Zenya Hernandez – and Abigail’s sister – at a news conference in concord.
Young said Zenya got a letter from Abigail in early November, 2013 authorities believe is authentic. She declined to release any details about it other than it is postmarked Oct. 23, 2013. She did say the letter’s tone is consistent with what Abigail would have written.
Authorities also displayed a purse and necklace they believe Abigail may have with her and repeated their request for members of the public to keep looking for Abigail and report anything about her they hear or see.
Young continues to refer to the case as a missing persons case.
Zenya Hernandez did not speak during the news conference but looked stressed and sad. Young asked members of the media not to ask Zenya about the letter but to keep the story alive.
Anyone with information about Abigail is asked to call the toll-free FBI tip line at 1-800-call-FBI or Conway Police at (603) 356-5715.
Our thanks to www.necn.com for providing the video stream of the news conference.