Transcript for Missing Teen Abigail Hernandez Wrote to Mom, Police Say
Information that we are going to release today. Is that letter. Written on October 22. In postmark on on October 23. Was received tries India on November 6. The letter is purported to be written by adding. To her mother. We have how that letter in custody. Since the -- of them. The reason that we are announcing today that we have it is because law enforcement -- take every possible step. To verify. Its authenticity. -- at this juncture we believed that it was in fact written by -- it was sent to her mother. The other reason that we did not disclose this earlier is that this was. Critical need for law enforcement. It was one of the most tangible leads we had in this investigation. And we wanted to take every step we could lead to follow through on that letter to try to find -- As we stand here today we have not been successful in that task but that does not mean that we are not giving up -- search. There have been indications there have been questions that -- maybe this is a runaway. Why would you -- -- these resources on -- runaway. I ask you this is your child. As it is and here's what would you want law enforcement to do we are going to continue to follow up. I would stress. That this is a child. She was fourteen years old when she disappeared. She had her fifteenth birthday few days later. We have been able to confirm that she has no source of incumbent. Other than that letter there has been no contact. We are concerned for her safety. She is not out there alone she has somebody who we've -- they're helping her whether -- be a friend or what we -- -- filed. So we are going to continue this search for -- And Kenya has asked us to do -- I think each and every citizen when asked us to do it was their loved --
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