Home » News » Public Safety
Search for missing Conway teen grows in intensity
Abigail Hernandez was reported missing by her mother, Zenya Hernandez. Police said when her mother returned to their home at 86 Village Way Wednesday, the teenager was not there.
Hernandez, reached Thursday evening, began to speak to a Union Leader reporter about her daughter's disappearance, but a woman identifying herself as "the county attorney" abruptly ended the interview.
At a news conference Thursday evening, Police Chief Edward Wagner said police are handling the matter as a missing person case.
"There's no reason to believe that this is any more than a missing person case right now," he said. "We'll search the area where Abigail was last seen and the search will continue into tonight and tomorrow."
Jane Young, senior assistant attorney general, said the Attorney General's Office, which typically takes over homicide investigations, is in Conway to help search for Abigail.
Young said the Attorney General's Office is providing investigators and attorneys to help.
"This is what we do in New Hampshire," she said. "We come together and we work together.
So far, the investigation has included witness interviews, a search of Abigail's home and the surrounding area and traces of phone calls. Her name was submitted to the National Crime Information Center as a missing person.
She was last seen wearing black yoga or stretch pants, a gray sweatshirt and black boots.
New Hampshire Union Leader staff reporter Ted Siefer contributed to this report.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- ATV sinks trying to skim water of Weirs Beach - 0
- Fire destroys vacant Nashua building - 0
- Pre-St. Pat's party at UMass turns violent, 43 arrested - 0
- Pittsfield pizza dough company already rebuilding after fire - 0
- Two-alarm blaze at vacant building in Nashua - 0
- Police officer, firefighter team up to rescue dog from frozen Raymond river - 0
- Pilot safe after crash landing on Alton ice runway - 0
- Police dog Mingo is in even better hands - 0
- Manchester police honor their own for dedicated service - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Yet another must-win scenario for men's hockey team - 0
- Nashua mayor to aldermen: Don’t alter rules on city contracts - 0
- Merrimack-Trinity semifinal to be followed by Memorial-Central in Div. I basketball - 0
- Pinkerton-Londonderry rivalry set for Div. I hockey semifinal - 1
- 'Mathletes' chosen to represent NH in national competition - 0
- Parking lot study to go before Peterborough voters - 0
- Former Derry Town Administrator John Anderson asks judge to dismiss charges - 0
- Board of Education to vote on Nashua North High principal - 0
- Pembroke Academy wants to help at-risk students - 0
For New Hampshire towns, it’s time to vote
Planned Parenthood funds S&M Web video
Blue shame: Obamacare's big change
NH delays enforcing liquor warehouse pact
Ted Siefer's City Hall: It was all about chickens, alleged threats and nocturnal wanderings