N.H. Teen Who Went Missing Last Year is in Poor Health

A missing person sign for Abigail Hernandez says “Found.”
A missing person sign for Abigail Hernandez says “Found.”
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Abigail Hernandez, the New Hampshire teen who went missing for nine months and reappeared on Sunday, July 20, has lost a “considerable amount of weight” and faces medical issues, her family told The Boston Globe.

“Right now, Abby is resting, extremely tired and in deteriorated health, and has lost a lot of weight. She is working to build her strength back and we hope soon she will be back on solid foods.”

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Hernandez’s family also said in the statement that they have spent the last few days working with law enforcement and addressing medical concerns.

The Conway, N.H. teen has been working with authorities to help them understand her disappearance and where she has been, but officials describe her as “traumatized,” making it difficult to get the full story.

Hernandez disappeared when she was 14 while walking home from school on Oct. 9. Authorities said she was driven away from North-South Road in Conway by a man she described as “in his mid-40s” who was “slightly overweight and a little taller than 5-feet-4, with a large build, darkish skin, dark brown eyes, and black stubble on his face.”

Authorities are trying to locate the man to interview him, and have advised the public to “remain vigilant.”

Read the full Globe article here.