Abigail Hernandez vanished last month on her way home from school.
Now, her mom is speaking out, with a message for her daughter.
“I believe you are out there somewhere, watching and listening to me right now. I miss you and love you so much more than you can imagine. I feel your absence every day. You belong at home with me.” Zenya Hernandez said.
Abby's mother read a letter to her daughter more than six weeks since her disappearance.
The teen was last seen in early October after leaving Kennett High School. She never made it home.
We have followed up on all leads and we continue to follow up on all leads.
The FBI and local authorities have scoured the area, and while there's been no trace of Abby, authorities say they remain hopeful.
“It's our hope that Abby is still alive and that she is out there and that she can hear this, she can see her mom and she can hear her mother's words.” Assistant Attorney General said.
There were no clues or leads revealed at today's press conference.
The main purpose was for Abby's mom to speak directly to her daughter.
She keeps faith that she's alive, especially with the holiday season approaching.
“I believe you are alive and I know that hope speaks louder than fear. It is my hope that you could reach out to me.”