‘Praying for her safety’: Calls for help grow in search for missing Dorchester woman

Abigail Jenkins was last seen Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Boston police are investigating the disappearance of a 19-year-old Dorchester woman, who was last seen leaving her home on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Abigail Jenkins was reported missing two days later, and police are now conducting an “active investigation,” a department spokesperson told Boston.com Monday.

The spokesperson declined to provide the address where Jenkins was last seen, although a growing social media effort launched in hopes of locating Jenkins, 19, indicates she was last seen on Bowdoin Street.

“Please share this poster & the word as if #AbigailJenkins were your own sister, daughter or niece,” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley wrote in a tweet. “Praying for her safety.”


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