Abby Hernandez Finally Speaks After Kidnapping: ‘Feeling Better Every Day’

Fri, August 1, 2014 3:21pm EST by 5 Comments
Abigail Hernandez Speaks

Now that she is adjusting to normal life again, Abigail Hernandez is speaking out publicly for the first time since escaping being held captive for nine months. In her first interview, she thanked a local Kansas newspaper for keeping her hope alive.

Abigail Hernandez, 15, is slowly but surely putting her life back together. The teenager who was allegedly kidnapped nine months ago while walking home from school has finally spoken out about her ordeal, revealing that she feels better every day.

Abigail Hernandez’s First Interview Since Being Kidnapped

We love good news here at, so this new interview with Abby Hernandez is truly something to be excited about.

Though she has only just recently escaped a horrific ordeal, the teenager seemed “relaxed” and appeared “composed” during a recent visit to The Conway Daily Sun.

Abby apparently had access to copies of the local paper occasionally while she was being held captive, and she revealed that their non-stop coverage of her abduction gave her hope that one day she would be free again.

“Thank you guys, so, so much. I really appreciate it more than I could possibly put into words,” Abby told the paper during her first interview. ”

As far as how she was doing, Abby said, “I’m taking it a little bit at a time, but I’m feeling a lot better every day.”

It is so wonderful to hear that Abby is doing so well. Hopefully she’ll be able to return to school when the new year starts and go back to being a normal teenage girl who only needs to worry about boys, making plans with her friends, and homework.


Abby Stared Down Her Accused Kidnapper In Court

Just days after somehow escaping captivity, Abigail surprised everyone when she appeared in court for her accused kidnappers first court hearing.

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping Abby on Monday, July 28, and appeared in court the following day to face a judge. Despite her family and friends telling press Abby would not be present at the hearing, she found the strength and courage to sit just mere feet from her accused kidnapper during the hearing.

Nathaniel has been charged with felony kidnapping and is being held on $1 million bond. He reportedly kept Abby in a soundproofed storage container in his own backyard just 28 miles from her North conway, New Hampshire home.

Our thoughts go out to Abby and her friends and family at this time as they help her recover from being held captive for nine months.

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 6:07 PM on August 2, 2014  

I’m always skeptical about these type of “kidnap” stories of girls. I get a feeling it wasnt a total kidnap that she knew that man and must of had a relationship with him, after it ended she went back home.

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Posted at 8:38 PM on August 2, 2014  

if that was the case, why was she kept in the storage space out back, and how did she lose so much weight. think about what you say before you say it. this girl is strong and she’s been to hell and back- try to keep your skepticism to yourself. this family has been through too much already.

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Posted at 11:00 PM on August 2, 2014  

Sorry but I’m with jazz on this one

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Posted at 2:38 PM on January 3, 2015  

It’s really baffling how and why you would draw that conclusion. This absolutely isn’t the case- now as the court proceedings are progressing and the details are coming out, Abby had absolutely NO prior knowledge or relation to her kidnapper. He has a history of arrests, bizarre behavior (he would constantly send in crazy letters to editor’s of papers, etc). He was known to police. She was snatched coming home from school, and the rest is history. Thank god she’s ok!

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Posted at 3:51 PM on August 1, 2014  

Am really sorry to hear that am sorry that happen to you. Am glad you’re starting over and I hope nothing like that will never happen again.

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