Missing Abigail Hernandez I - Page 22

THE CONWAY DAILY SUN NO LET-UP IN SEARCH FOR ABBY • Published Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2013 05:52 Investigators are as determined as ever, says assistant AG CONWAY – Investigators are as determined as ever to find missing teen Abigail Hernandez, said New Hampshire Senior Associate Attorney General Jane Young Wednesday. Young said all tips are appreciated. Hernandez, 15, a Kennett High freshman, was reported missing at 7:17 p.m. on Oct. 9. She was last seen around 2:30 p.m. leaving school, but when her family arrived home that evening she wasn't there. Young said she's seen some news accounts that say investigators are frustrated with their seeming lack of progress. Young stressed there's not a mood of despair in the law enforcement community. "It seems like each day that goes by they get a little more determined and a little more dogged that they are going to continue to work this," said Young of the case. "That's still the plan. There's no discussion that this is being scaled back or we have reached the end because we haven't." Young clarified that the number of searchers has gone down because early steps in the investigation are done. Now, the manpower is being focused in places where the evidence has led them. "You eliminate some avenues so that means you need less manpower," said Young adding more manpower can be added when need be. When asked if they feel any closer to solving the mystery, Young says when they close one "avenue" another one seems to open. "We don't have any evidence that tips us in the direction of a criminal investigation," said Young. "This remains a missing person investigation. Our hope is we find her alive and well.“……………..click to continue reading