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FBI Intensifies Search For Missing Conway, NH 14-Year-Old Girl

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NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (CBS/AP) — The FBI, state and local authorities are adding manpower to help in the search for a missing 14-year-old North Conway girl that is entering its third day.

Police say 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.

Conway Police Chief Edward Wagner says police are treating it as a missing person’s case. He won’t discuss specific evidence but says there’s nothing suspicious so far.

The FBI announced during a noon news conference on Friday that agents from as far away as Virginia, including a child abduction response team, are heading to New Hampshire to help.

About 15 New Hampshire Fish & Game officers are involved and are using a boat to search a nearby pond.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children also has distributed information about Abigail. Officials also released a surveillance photo of Hernandez at school the day of her disappearance, in hopes someone would recognize her clothing. The FBI is asking anyone with tips to call them.

 Abigail Hernandez (Photo from FBI.gov)

Abigail Hernandez (Photo from FBI.gov)

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 grey sweater.

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