Missing Amish Girls Being Sought in New York

By: Brian Powell - August 14, 2014

Police are currently asking for any and all assistance in a missing children case in Oswegatchie, New York, a town in upstate New York only 10 miles from the Canadian border.

The two young girls – Fannie Miller, age 12, and Delila Miller, age 7, were last seen at 7:20 pm Wednesday afternoon. The two were sent by their parents to the family’s roadside fruit and vegetable stand to assist a customer. Witnesses say that a white, four-door sedan approached the scene, loaded something into the back seat, and took off. When the vehicle left the stand, the girls were no longer there.

The two girls are members of an Amish community in the area. St. Lawrence County has become the second-largest home for the Amish in New York thanks to low property prices and fertile land.

Because the Amish community does not allow for photographs, physical descriptions of the girls are being spread as quickly as possible through word of mouth, Amber Alerts, and social media.

Fannie Miller is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Fannie’s distinguishing characteristic is that she is slightly cross-eyed.

Delila Miller is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. She also has brown hair and brown eyes. Delila’s distinguishing characteristics are a round scar on her forehead and missing front teeth.

Both girls were last seen wearing dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnets.

While police have not had many productive leads yet, they do have a plan of action: “We don’t have a lot of good leads, but you begin to utilize logic. We’re going to start looking at sex offenders in the community, just to eliminate them as suspects, if nothing else,” stated Scott Bonno, a St. Lawrence County Undersheriff.

If anyone has information which will lead police to the girls, please call the St. Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s at (866)N Y S-AMBER, or simply dial 911.

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Brian PowellBrian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.

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  • rae

    If you want the girls found, you better post pictures. Not everybody reads the descriptions!
    I pray they are found, sound and safe.

    • https://twitter.com/KrissyL47 Krissy Willoughby

      THEY ARE AMISH!!!!

    • Martha

      There are no pics to post.

    • rae

      uhhh yea…im sure there are a couple of pictures somewhere in their Amish home.

      • Kate Adams

        @ Rae: Do you seriously not know about the Amish?

  • CristyRS

    This is so sad, as any child missing is. I am sure the fact that because there are no photographs of the girls this will not help in the search’s favor. Hopefully they will be found safe and sound.

  • Melinda Guinn

    Krissy, What do you mean by your amish comment? You sound beyond stupid!

    • TrueCrimeReader

      Predators choose their targets, and in most cases study them, in order to ensure the abduction goes as planned. Very few times does a perp go outside of his/her comfort zone. I would say that the perp is someone who lives in the area. Checking local peds is a good start, but unless police scour their homes and property, they will get nowhere…

    • SWF

      She (Krissy) was responding to the pictures comment. There aren’t any….they’re Amish!

    • https://twitter.com/KrissyL47 Krissy Willoughby

      Thanks, Melinda. You must not know much about Amish people. Hint: Google it and see how they feel about getting their picture taken. Have a great day! =)