Cops: NH teen missing 2 months wrote letter to mom

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire teenager who disappeared nearly two months ago on her way home from school has sent a letter to her mother.

The FBI and the state attorney general’s office say 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez wrote her mother a letter postmarked Oct. 23 that was received Nov. 6.

Police say they have verified the letter is authentic. They are not releasing it.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said the delay may have been caused by the letter going to a post office box and not the Hernandez house.

Law enforcement officials say the letter has given them hope, but they fear for her safety.

Abigail was last seen Oct. 9 after leaving Kennett High School in North Conway. Police have said she walked her normal route toward home and sent several texts to a friend between 2:30 and 3 p.m. At first, police said she made it home, but they later said she hadn’t.