Abigail Hernandez was 14 when she was kidnapped and held captive for nine months in 2013. On Friday, she opened up in a television interview about her abduction and how she survived.
(Conway Police Department via Associated Press)
Abigail Hernandez — who was 14 when she was kidnapped while walking home from school in New Hampshire in October 2013 — described Friday both her abduction and how she survived nine months of captivity inside a storage container.
Hernandez, now 19, said she immediately began to strategize when she was abducted by Nathaniel Kibby, now 39.
“I remember thinking to myself, ‘OK, I got to work with this guy,’” Hernandez told ABC News’ “20/20.” “I said [to him], ‘I don’t judge you for this. If you let me go, I won’t tell anybody about this.’”
Her initial negotiation attempts failed and Hernandez was brought to a storage container — where she lived in fear for the next nine months and was abused daily.
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