North Hampton, N.H.

Mom’s appeal to missing teen: Stay strong

The mother of a teenager missing more than a week has one message for her daughter: Stay strong. Zenya Hernandez spoke Thursday, the same day the FBI announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of anybody who may have had a role in Abigail Hernandez’s disappearance. Abigail, 15, was last seen leaving Kennett High School at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Despite the reward, police continue to say they have no evidence to suggest anything suspicious and are treating it like a missing person’s case. Wearing a T-shirt that said ‘‘Bring Abby Home,’’ Zenya Hernandez directed her appeal at Abigail saying, ‘‘don’t give up.’’