Community works to keep missing teen story alive

5:52 PM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) - Over the past 2 weeks police followed up hundreds of tips and searchers combed through thousands of acres of woods, water and land with no trace of 15-year old Abigail Hernandez.

Around Conway and North Conway missing posters of the teenager still hang but the daily police updates have ended and the search for her is less visible. People here fear her story will fade away.

"We want to make sure we keep Abbie's story alive and we want to keep her picture out there", said Paul Kirsch, President of a running club called the White Mountain Milers.
Abbie's mom and sister have volunteered and taken part in the club's events.

"They're just a wonderful family and I think everybody in the community wants to support one of their own. It would be a horrible thing for any of us to have a child who was lost", he said.

Kirsch is organizing a vigil for the missing teen at North Conway's Schouler Park this Saturday.
After the vigil the group will walk a trail down through the nearby country club.

The hope is the event will help keep Abbie fresh in peoples minds. In this community of outlet stores and beautiful mountain views life goes on, but many questions remain unanswered.
"There's 1000 reasons why we should not be hopeful and we have 1000 reasons why we should be and we want to make sure we keep that going", Kirsch said.

The event is sceduled for 6:30 Saturday night. The hope is that is will be cancelled because Abbie will be found safe and sound before then.


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