Man Arrested; Charged With Kidnapping New Hampshire Teen Abigail Hernandez [Photo] [Video]
BIG BREAK in mysterious kidnapping case! Police have charged a 34-year-old man with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez, the New Hampshire teen who vanished on her walk home from school nine months before she returned home last week, authorities said.
Nathaniel Kibby was arrested at his home in Gorham, New Hampshire, this afternoon. He is charged with felony kidnapping, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. His arrest comes after the teen walked into her mother’s home in the town of Conway — which is 34 miles away from Gorham — on July 20.
She is said to be severely malnourished and unable to eat solid foods.
“I wish that I could personally thank everyone who looked for me. My gratitude is beyond words,” she said in a statement released on the family’s website ahead of the arrest. “It’s an incredible feeling to be home and I believe in my heart that your hopes and prayers played a major role in my release. Thank you all for the welcome home.”
Abigail has reportedly met with investigators every day since she walked back into her mother’s home.