Family pleads for help finding Abigail Andrews
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About 100 people marched the streets of Fort St. John on May 5 at a candlelight vigil for Abigail Andrews, who was last seen leaving her home on April 7.
FORT ST. JOHN – A sea of candles marched the streets of Fort St. John just before sunset on May 5.
Approximately 100 people, ranging from family and friends to concerned residents, took part in a vigil for 28 year-old Abigail Andrews who hasn’t been seen since April 7 leaving her home in Fort St. John.
The light of the candles, said Andrew’s aunt, Beth Cobbett, represents the hope and possibility that Abigail is still alive and that she’ll find her way home to her family.
The vigil was important, she added, to shed light on the fact she is still missing and to remind the community that her family does not believe she has just left the area.
“We feel that there’s still a possibility of foul play and we’d like the community to look at this in another light,” she said.
Big or small, Cobbett said anyone who has information should contact the local RCMP detachment so the pieces of the puzzle surrounding her nieces disappearance can be put together.
Candles lined the outside wall of the New Frontier Bar following the march, with hopes that its light will help bring Abigail home.
“If there’s something that you recall, an incident, a sighting of something just out of the ordinary or something that maybe she said in passing to someone that would help us, that’s what we’d like, just someone, anyone come forward, it doesn’t matter how minor it seems to them, to us it could be the answer,” she said.
The event featured a march from Centennial Park to the New Frontier bar, where Abigail worked.
Abigail’s cousin Delilah Andrews said she wasn’t surprised by the turnout because she knows Abigail is much loved by those that knew her, as was evidenced by speeches by family and friends following the march.
“She was an amazing person inside and out, an amazing spirit and an amazing energy in life about her – she made people very comfortable,” she said.
Abigail is described as six feet tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes with a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She is three months pregnant but not yet showing.
Anyone with information on Abigail is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at (250) 787-8140.
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