Reporting Michael Rosenfield
NORTH CONWAY, NH (CBS) – The FBI has released new details in the search for 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez who went missing last week in New Hampshire. A timeline has been put together from interviews and surveillance video gathered along the route from Kennett High School toward Abby’s home.
Investigators say they have received over 500 tips since last week. They now say despite their initial reports, it’s unclear if she ever made it home after she left school last Wednesday.
Abby was seen leaving school at 2:29pm last Wednesday and exchanged a series of texts with a classmate between 2:23 and 2:53pm. At 2:35pm, she was seen walking on the power line trail from Eagle’s Way.
There were multiple unconfirmed reports of someone matching Abby’s description between 2:40 and 3:30pm walking on the North-South Highway.
Her last cell phone activity was at 3:07pm when she sent a text message to the same classmate on the west side of Cranmore Mountain.
Investigators are also asking the public to be on the lookout for Abby’s white iPhone 5 with a pink and grey case.
On Wednesday, multiple law enforcement officers were once again handing out fliers at a traffic stop in Conway and asking drivers and passengers questions. “It’s a terrible, horrible thing that’s happened,” said Ken Fowler, a driver at the traffic stop. “The more that can be done to get her home safely, the better off everybody is.”
Officers are hoping someone can shed some light on what happened to the high school freshman. With few answers, the community is hoping people don’t forget and they’re trying to keep attention on the case. Kellie Severy and Corey Taylor run Kellie’s Colorful Stitches. Their kids are also classmates of Abby. They’re turning out Bring Abby Home t-shirts and decals.
“We don’t want this to fall by the wayside,” said Taylor. The t-shirts are $18 with all proceeds going to a local organization that’s raising money for the Hernandez family. “I think that if that’s what we can do to help, then that’s what we want to do,” said Severy.
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