We Miss You Abby

Abby, your friends wrote you some letters that they wanted to share with you.  Some of them are written below and some are in the video too.



Abby, here is another friend reading her letter to you. Below this letter are letters from three other friends

Dear Abby ,

cat6Ever since you left, a blanket of depression has covered everyone in the school. Even the people who never got the privilege to meet you and get to know you like the way I know you. We all just sit in shock from everything.

cat4One of the hardest things is knowing that I can’t talk to you when I need you the most. Like if this same thing happened but to someone we both know and isn’t you, you’d be the first person I’d go to to talk about it. But I can’t because you’re not here.. No one understands me as well as you do. Even my parents. I just feel so lonely without you here. I’ve tried everything, but nothing’s helped me.

The only thing that’ll make me feel better is you being home. I’ve known that since the first day you went missing. Nothing and no one could ever take your place in my life Abby. Nobody’s you, no one is going to burst out into random Beatles songs in science with cat2me. No one is going to make fun of the stupid movies we have to watch in class with me. The only person I can do that with is you. That’s what I truly need. I need to know that I have someone who has been there with me through everything. I just need you home.


Honestly Abby, I’ve never had such an amazing best friend as you before and I don’t think anyone could ever be as caring as you. You were always there for me so it’s my turn once again to be there for you too. So if you see this letter, know that you can reach me by my cell. I know you have my number. c:
We all miss you so much.


Hey Abby,
if you’re watching this I miss you. I need you back, there’s nobody else like you. Not only are you probably the funniest person I will probably have the ability of meeting, but you make my day just by us talking. I need you back so we can sit on Facebook until 2 in the morning joking around about the weirdest things about life. I need you back because I miss sitting and playing piano for you over skype when you were bored. I miss when we would hang out at Settler’s Green and you would try to ride my bike. Abby, this summer will really stink if you aren’t here to celebrate the vacation with us up here in North Conway.


Dear Abby,
I cannot tell you enough how much you are missed. I know you probably have heard at some point that you are missed, but I don’t think it can be described the missing that goes on. I dream about you coming home often and how it happened, and it’s different every time. All I know is you come home and that’s a happy ending. The worst part about these dreams is waking up thinking you’re really home but you’re not. I wake up at 4 in the morning just assuming you’re safe and home but then I remember you’re not, then I can’t sleep.

You know I’m not very religious, and ironically people would say that it’s a sin. Though since you’ve been gone I have reached the point where I pray. I pray about you directly to god and I hope he hears me and understands. They say that god only gives us what we can handle, but I’m not sure if anyone including you can handle what is going on. Maybe we can’t handle it because we’re not sure what we’re handling.

Do you remember during class in 8th grade drawing that cat thing and all the other silly writings? I wish I still had it, because I would still have your handwriting and a funny memento. I really wish we could go back to that and just forget about the rest of high school. I’d be ok with just forgetting high school. You will be able to start driving in April, and since I hope you’re home by then I plan to hitch rides with you like any normal person (joking of course). I promise when you get home that I’ll take us out for some ice cream if you can drive us I hope you saw my first letter, because it was much better. I miss you like many other people do. Come home soon “gurl”.



IMG_3659 (1)I miss our English table. I miss helping you with vocab. I miss our math group and I miss reminiscing about our past school times. Some days are extremely harder than others. Those days are when you are the only thing on my mind all day…I just want to see you again so badly. I am missing our walks down to lunch from Algebra and our talks about the most random things we can think of right before math class begins. I miss making faces at each other during World Cultures and I still have the pencil that you wrote your name all over during Science and during English the day after.

I can’t stand the feeling I get in my heart every time I walk into our four core classes . I miss your smile and hearing your voice whisper to me from across the English table. I miss the sound of that little noise you make when trying to laugh during class. I miss seeing you in the halls and the mysterious smiles that appear on our faces whenever we make eye contact during class. To be honest, I miss everything Abby. I hold strength in my heart to carry on with hope. I know that you will return home safe very soon and I know that everyone is missing you very much. It’s hard to walk through the halls at the school without passing by you every day. I am so fortunate to have you as a friend. You’re a beautiful girl with a great sense of humor and you can’t believe how much I miss you and want to see you back home safe in this town again. Wherever you are Abby, whatever you are doing , just know that we all love you and miss you so very much. I hope to hear very soon, that you have returned home safe and can’t wait to see you again.

Your core class buddy



  1. Besides being a tremendous friend and trusted confidante to many, Abby clearly has some equally awesome friends!
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us….
    Sending unwavering support, hope and hugs to each of you,

  2. Dear Abby,
    You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you through all these months of newscasts and people searching for you. You are very loved and missed by so many people and we all pray for your safe return. As a mother, I can’t imagine how difficult this is on your family. If you are okay, but afraid to come back home, please realize that you will be welcomed with open arms from the whole valley. We just want you home safe. I pray for that day to come soon. God bless you Abby. XO

  3. Hey Abby, you don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I’ve heard your story. I see from reading these letters that you are such an amazing person in every way. I hope where ever you are, that you’re safe. I pray that you return with your love ones soon. I’m going to start posting your story on Twitter and Facebook. Spread the word and hopefully it gets out to you. Know that we’re all here praying for the day of your return, family, friends, and just like me strangers. Stay strong.

  4. Abby, I have been trying to follow what has happened on this for a long time, I don’t know you at all and I don’t even live in the same state. But it makes me sad that your so young and your not at home for some reason no one knows.

    I really hope to hear a positive update on this soon, it’s been 6 months and it’s diffidently not to late to hear good news.

    Stay positive and be mentally strong and know that you have a lot of support from strangers not just your family.

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