Abigail Hernandez Found Alive: Where Was She?

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 23, 2014

Abigail Hernandez went missing on October 9, 2013 while walking home from school. The teen had sent several text messages shortly before she disappeared but nothing that offered a clue of who had taken her or where she had gone.

Police originally thought that Abigail had made it to her home and then went missing, but they later determined that was not the case. They also originally thought that she had made a call the same evening she went missing, but determined that was not true either.

While investigating, the police could not find any suspicious evidence and were treating Abigail’s disappearance as a missing person’s case.

Hundreds of people in the town of Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire and nearby towns searched for Abigail in the days after her disappearance.

Several months after Abigail’s disappearance her mother received a letter from her. The family breathed a sigh of relief, but was still concerned for the teen’s safety. Police determined that Abigail had likely run away but believed she was coerced by someone.

Police continued to search for Abigail and she was returned home to her family on Sunday.

“We said all along, this was a child who was missing and we marshalled all our resources and we can gratefully say that she was able to be reunited with her family,” said Jane Young, chief of the attorney general’s criminal bureau.

Police are not giving any details about the circumstances under which Abigail was found and her family has asked for privacy.

“The long and short of it is, quite honestly, we are just happy that she’s home safe and sound right now,” FBI Special Agent In Charge Kieran Ramsey said Monday.

Do you think Abigail ran away on her own or was she taken and coerced to stay away from her family?

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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  • stupidguy

    Is it just me or it sounds that 9 months is having a baby?

    • Dr_Zinj

      That’s what I’m thinking too.

  • sueshe

    “Police determined that Abigail had likely ran away but believed she was coerced by someone.”

    Police determined that she had likely RUN away.

    Can anyone speak English properly anymore?

  • yoguri

    to me its just like she got knocked up didnt want the folks to know so went away to “take care of a sick relative” for 9 months, aka have a baby

  • Old to be trick

    In today’s world you can expect ! ANYTHING! from the youth! I think she just ran away ..the case of another ” hot pussy” ..!?When are we going to learn?

  • Bil Janski

    Headline: ” … Where was she?”
    Read the article and I still don’t have answer.
    I hate misleading headlines.