Missing Amish Girls Being Sought in New York
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.
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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.
UPDATE PLEASE RT: St. Lawrence County Sheriff releases sketch of one of the missing Amish girls 12 y.o. Fannie Miller pic.twitter.com/c8dNUCIBbb
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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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