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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.
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