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6:17 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Cell Phone Records Yield Few Clues In Search For Missing Teenager

The FBI has posted these photos of Abigail Hernandez on their website.
The FBI has posted these photos of Abigail Hernandez on their website.
Credit via FBI.gov

Investigators say the last call made on a missing New Hampshire girl's cellphone was at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, about four hours after she was last seen.

Fifteen-year-old Abigail Hernandez of North Conway was last seen leaving Kennett High School on Wednesday afternoon. Police say she made it home but was gone when her mother arrived later.

WMUR-TV reports that police said Sunday they have not located the girl's phone, but have determined that the last call was made at 6:30 p.m. It's not clear where the call was made.

Several agencies, including the FBI, have been involved in searching for the girl by land, water and air.

From Monday P.M.:

K-9 teams have been brought in to aid in the search.

From Sunday P.M.: 

At a press conference Sunday night, law enforcement officials had no new information on the disappearance of 15 year-old Abigail Hernandez of North Conway, stating the case is still classified as a Missing Persons case. 

The search for Hernandez continued in the woods around her home, where searchers from several agencies, including canine teams,  have been at work for five days.

The search will resume on Monday. 

Fom Saturday A.M.:

The search continues for Abigail Hernandez of North Conway, missing since Wednesday afternoon. 

During a press conference on Saturday, Major Jordan of New Hampshire Fish and Game said there were no clues to her whereabouts resulting from a multi-agency search that covered air, nearby water, and land in the region. 

Abigail turned 15 on Saturday. Her mother, Zenya Hernandez, made an emotional plea for her return at the press conference.

Officials say anyone with information about the case should contact the F.B.I.

From Saturday P.M.: 

The mother of a missing North Conway, N.H., girl has made an emotional plea for her return.

Zenya Hernandez spoke to reporters Saturday evening, some four days after her daughter, Abigail, disappeared. Her voice breaking, Zenya Hernandez said: "Please come home, we miss you so badly."

Saturday was Abigail's 15th birthday.

Local, state and federal agents continued to search for Abigail by land, water and air.

Hernandez left Kennett High School around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and police believe she made it home. But when her mother arrived home, the girl was gone.

Zenya Hernandez asked Abigail's friends to come forward with any information that could help return her safely, including whether there were recent changes in her behavior.

Police are asking the public to remain vigilant.

From Saturday AM:  

By air, land and water, crews continue to search for a missing North Conway girl who vanished Wednesday.

Local, federal and state officers have been joined by volunteers in the search for 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez. They're paddling local waterways, flying over the area, handing out posters at roadblocks and carefully marching in lines through the woods at the southeast corner of the White Mountains.

At a briefing late Friday, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young repeated what authorities have said all along: They have found nothing suspicious yet and the case is being treated as a missing person investigation.

Hernandez, who turns 15 Saturday, left Kennett High School around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and police believe she made it home. But when her mother arrived home, the girl was gone.

From Friday 6:15 PM:

As the search for a missing North Conway girl continues, up to 50 local, state and federal authorities and volunteers are combing the areas around the route she walked from school to home before vanishing earlier this week.

Police say 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez left Kennett High School around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and they believe she made it home. But when her mother arrived home, the girl was gone.

At a news conference Friday, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said there’s nothing suspicious so far and that the large law enforcement presence has just one goal.

‘‘We’re here for one reason: To do what we can to find Abby,’’ Young said.

Later Friday, roadblocks were set up where police handed out posters with Abigail’s photo on them. Young said police would continue the search over the long Columbus Day weekend.

Abigail’s 15th birthday is Saturday.

Police won’t discuss specific evidence but say they’re treating her disappearance as a missing person’s case.

About 15 New Hampshire Fish & Game officers are involved and used a boat to search a nearby pond Friday as a precaution.

On land, teams fanned out in lines, carefully searching the area at the southeast corner of the White Mountains.

The search began at the girl’s house where Young said the family has been extremely cooperative. The search is focused so far on the areas surrounding the path Abigail took from school to home. Investigators are also combing through social media sites and phone records looking for details.

The FBI has enlisted the help of its Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team and has agents from as far away as Virginia assisting in the search. They are using the 1-800-CALL-FBI tip line as well as the www.tips.fbi.gov website if people have any information about Abigail.

Abigail is 5-foot-4-inches tall and weighs 118 pounds with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants, tall brown boots and a light colored sweater with a yellow pattern and flecks.