Authorities investigating the disappearance of Abigail Hernandez held a press conference today and passed out an updated timeline for the day she went missing. You can read my first post about Abby’s disappearance HERE.
Abby has now been missing for 8 days, and police are appealing for more info from the public. Below is a short detailed timeline of Abby’s last known location and cell phone activity:
October 9, 2013
2:29 PM: Abby was seen leaving school wearing black leggings, black boots, and a dark colored striped sweater, walking through Field Hockey field, down Eagles Way to Powerline Trail
2:30 – 2:35 PM: Abby seen walking on Powerline Trail from Eagles Way
2:23 – 2:53 PM: During this time frame, a series of text messages were exchanged between Abby and a friend/classmate. This friend was interviewed by police and is cooperating fully with the investigation.
2:53 PM: Last text sent by Abby, to the same friend
3:07 PM: Last known contact between the cell phone and the cellular network was on west side of Cranmore Mountain.
2:40 – 3:30 PM: Multiple UNCONFIRMED reports of an individual matching Abby’s description walking on North-South Highway between Rotary and Settlers Green entry
Abby has walked home from school before, reportedly taking the same route as it looks like she may have taken on October 9. Police said that despite previous reports, there is no confirmation that Abby ever made it home.
544 leads have come in so far, and police are still following up on them. They continue to ask the public for help and request that everyone be “vigilant.”
We also learned today that Abby’s cell phone is missing. Police are asking all local businesses to keep their eyes open and check their lost and found departments to see if it turns up anywhere. The phone is a white iPhone 5, with a pink and gray phone case.
If you have any info about Abby’s whereabouts, you are asked to call the 1-800-CALL-FBI tip line or report it online at www.tips.fbi.gov.
UPDATE: 10/18/13 7:16 AM
There is now a $20,000 reward for any info that leads to an arrest in her case or for any other info that helps authorities find her.
Police said they are also going to stop updating the media on the case daily, until there is some more news.