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Caldwell Police looking for missing teen who disappeared in May

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 11:11:22-04

Caldwell Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenage girl who has been missing for nearly six months.

Abygail Justine Henson is seventeen years old. She was last seen by family members on May 20th. She has brown hair, brown eyes, stands about 5-feet-7 and weighs approximately 160 pounds. She has a scar on her right cheek and a tattoo on her right wrist. She’s also known as “Abby.”

Information about Abygail has been entered into the Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse data base.

She attended the Vallivue Academy in Caldwell, an alternative school.

“Her mother has received several text messages she believes are from Abygail, but she has not heard her daughter’s actual voice  since May,” said Caldwell Police Sgt. Baltazar Garza.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for thirty years and I’ve worked with juveniles for over fifteen years,” Garza pointed out. “With runaways, they run away for a weekend; they’ll go have their fun and come back. Or police will run into them, and they’ll bring them back home. The case here: (she disappeared in) May, and now we’re in October. She keeps telling her mom through text messages she will be coming home soon, but she never does. This is not the norm for a runaway.”

Police do not consider Abygail endangered, but believe “someone could be supporting her,” Garza stated.

If she’s in the Treasure Valley, officers believe the girl could be in the Homedale or Wilder areas.

Investigators have canvassed neighbors, talked with her teachers and counselors, and have notified other law enforcement agencies in the area about her disappearance. But no leads have surfaced.

If you have any information about Abygail’s whereabouts, you are urged to call Canyon County Dispatch at 454-7531 or the Caldwell Police Department at 455-3115.