Man Arrested in NH Teen's Mysterious 9-Month Disappearance
Police have arrested and charged a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen who vanished while walking home from school nine months ago, then returned home last week.
Nathaniel Kibby was arrested without incident at his Gorham home, about 28 miles north of where the girl lives, and was charged with felony kidnapping, authorities said.
Police allege Kibby knowingly confined Abigail "Abby" Hernandez, then 14, on Oct. 9, sometime after she left Conway High School for her home. Abby returned home the night of July 20, but authorities have not explained the circumstances of her return.
Abby also issued a statement, which was posted on Facebook, thanking people who searched for her and saying she believes their hopes and prayers "played a major role in my release."
Townspeople who searched and prayed that she would return are relieved, but also are looking for answers about where she's been and how she got home.
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