On the 7th of April, 2010, at around 6:00pm, Abigail was seen leaving her basement apartment on 99th Avenue in Fort St.John, British Columbia. When leaving her residence, Abigail told her neighbour that she was going to visit a male friend who lived on 98th Street.
At 7:00pm, Abigail called her mother, Debbie Andrews, and told her the same information – that she was going to meet a male friend on 98th Street. Debbie asked Abigail to give her a call or text when she arrived home, which Abigail agreed to.
According to reports, Abigail was last seen walking down 94th Avenue, towards 98th Avenue.
After not hearing from Abigail for two days, which was really out of character for Abigail, her parents filed a missing person report on the 9th of April 2010.
At the time of Abigail’s disappearance, she was three months pregnant. Her family say that she was incredibly excited to become a mother, and had already begun stockpiling items such as diapers and food. Just two days before she vanished, Abigail went shopping with her parents to buy more items in preparation for her child’s arrival.
The search for Abigail was conducted by the Fort. St John Royal Mountain Canadian Police (RMCP) and its general duty section. Abigail’s story and her photo were being shown on local and national news, in the hopes that someone would recognise her and come forward with information.
However, as time went on and no new information or evidence was found, interest in her case diminished.
Just a few days after Abigail had been reported missing, the RCMP, along with the North Peace Search and Rescue, the British Columbia Coroners Service and a forensic anthropologist, searched the North Peace Landfill, just outside of Fort St. John.
On April 20th, 2010, it was announced that the search for Abigail had been completed. Authorities never shared what led them to search the landfill, nor what, if anything, they found from the search.
Police checked Abigail’s bank accounts to see if any of her cards had been used since she had been reported missing, but none had been. There had been no suspicious activity on her accounts either.
Abigail’s family and friends set up a Facebook page: Remembering Abigail Andrews, where they share updates and pleas for information to help find Abigail and to bring whoever was responsible for her disappearance to justice.
On May 5th, 2010, a vigil was held for Abigail at the Frontier Bar and Grill, where she worked as a waitress.
In June 2010, Abigail’s friends and family organised a search for her. The RCMP had previously not allowed them to search, as they feared that any unauthorised searches could interfere with their investigation. On the advice of a psychic, they searched around Abigail’s apartment and an area outside of Fort St. John.
Unfortunately, these searches did not amount to any new leads in the case.
In the same month, two billboards were placed along the Alaska Highway in Hope, British Columbia, in the hopes that one of the drivers could have seen something related to Abigail’s case.
In 2013, the RCMP released this re-enactment video of Abigail, in the hopes that it might generate some new leads in her case.
Around the same time, the RCMP also shared that they have one suspect they haven’t publicly named. They believe that this person has spoken about what he did to other people, and has asked anyone who has any information to contact them. Even though they have a suspect, the RCMP are still missing key parts of information which will help to conclude the investigation.
There have been no recent updates on the case, and it is still being investigated by the RCMP Provincial Serious Crimes Unit, and they are treating Abigail’s disappearance as a possible homicide. The RCMP say that foul play hasn’t been ruled out and that they have conducted numerous searches based on tips from the public.
Unsolved, Missing, Missing Person, Canada, True Crime, Abigail Andrews, April 2010, British Columbia