Abigail Andrews: Cops search landfill for clues about missing woman
There are fears the 28-year-old who was pregnant has met with foul play – partly because two text messages sent from her phone after she was last seen did not appear to be authored by her.
Andrews was last seen as she was walking away from her home towards a friend’s place on Wednesday April 7, at around 6 p.m..
Cops said they have not ruled out foul play in her disappearance.
Abigail was three-months pregnant at the time she went missing.
Cops said they began searching the landfill site as a result of information compiled during the investigation.
“As a result of information yielded during the course of this investigation, police with the assistance of the Fort St John Search and Rescue team, have been conducting a search of the local landfill. Investigators believe that they may locate at that location evidence that could help further the police investigation,” cops said on Wednesday.
Her family has set up a Facebook page urging people to come forward with information.
“We are asking for your assistance to locate the whereabouts of Abigail Andrews who was last heard from on Wednesday April 7th 2010 in Fort St John, B.C.” says a Facebook appeal launched by her family.
“Abigail was last seen leaving her apartment on 99th Ave and walking down 94th st. towards 98th Ave. She informed her landlord’s father-in-law, that she was walking to her friends’ house on 98th Ave.” said the Facebook appeal.
“She had also shared this same information with her mother, by phone, at approximately 6Pm Wednesday evening. She had the clothes on her back and her purple guess bag. She has not spoken with anyone or been seen since.”
Ben Andrews, her brother, said the family wants Abigail to call them.
“If she needs her space, let us know – she needs to contact us by voice not with text messages,” said Andrews, a reference to the fact that text messages after her disappearance did not appear to be from her.
“Abigail was a good person, she did not hang with the wrong crowd, or use drugs or abuse alcohol. She was a pure genuinely good person! Yes she worked in a Nightclub, but that has nothing to do with her disappearance!,” said Donica Budnick-Canova, one of the administrators of the Facebook page.
“I have not given up hope on finding Abigail – I will not give up hope! Abi we will bring you home!,” she said.
RCMP who issued a press statement six days after her disappearance did not explain why they made no public announcements.
“The police have followed up on numerous tips from the public and continue to actively pursue all available leads received regarding Abigail’s disappearance. All avenues of investigation are being explored but the police have not ruled out foul play at this time,” said a statement issued on Tuesday night by Cpl. Steve Perret.
Abigail is 6′ tall, large build with a lower back tattoo of tribal art. Long brown-black hair, hazel-green eyes and fair skin.
She was last seen wearing a black mid-length, belted trench coat, dark pants and black sequined ballet flats.
“Abigail is pregnant but not yet showing,” he family said.
The police are requesting that anyone who may have any information about Abigail and her disappearance to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140.
If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. They are open 24/7. Tip can be left anonymously online at www.crimestoppersfsj.com. You do not have to give your name, address, or your telephone number. You do not have to testify in Court. A cash reward of up to $2000.00 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest or charge.
You can join the Facebook page here.
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