Nathaniel E. Kibby, 34, is seen in an undated photo released by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office. Police in New Hampshire on Monday arrested Kibby on charges of kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez, who disappeared from her small town in the White Mountains last fall and reappeared mysteriously last week.
GORHAM, New Hampshire — Police have made an arrest in the Abigail Hernandez kidnapping case.
34-year-old Nathaniel E. Kibby of Gorham, New Hampshire, has been arrested and charged with one count of felony kidnapping, accused of knowingly confining Hernandez on Oct. 9, 2013, in Conway, New Hampshire.
“Law enforcement officers have worked around the clock to ascertain the facts and circumstances surrounding Abigail’s disappearance and return. Abigail Hernandez provided the police with details of her kidnapping sufficient to warrant today’s arrest,” said Joseph Foster, New Hampshire’s attorney general.
Kibby will be arraigned at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the 3rd Circuit, District Division, Conway District Court, in Conway, New Hampshire.
Zenya Hernandez, Abigail Hernandez’s mother, said in a statement that her daughter is in “deteriorated health” and is still not eating solid foods.
Hernandez reportedly returned home last weekend. She was reported missing in October.
Abigail Hernandez issued the following statement early Monday: “I wish that I could personally thank everyone who looked for me. My gratitude is beyond words. 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.”