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article imageAmber Alert issued for two missing Amish girls in New York

By Megan Hamilton     Aug 14, 2014 in Crime
Oswegatchie - Earlier today police reported that they have received numerous leads regarding the abduction of two Amish girls at a roadside stand in northern New York, near the Canadian border. Searchers have scoured the countryside in an effort to find the girls.
Authorities say that an Amber Alert was issued for the missing girls at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in rural Oswegatchie, ABC News reports.
Several law enforcement agencies, including deputies, state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents are part of the ongoing search for Delila Miller, 7, and Fannie Miller,12, said St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells.
The girls went to help a customer at the stand, officials said, and a witness saw a passenger in a vehicle put something on the back seat. When the vehicle drove away, the girls were gone, police said, per ABC.
The girls were wearing dark blue dresses, blue aprons, and black bonnets according to The Christian Science Monitor.
Fannie Miller is caucasian, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is about five feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. She is also described as cross-eyed. Younger sister Delila is caucasian and her eyes and hair are brown. She is approximately four feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. Delila is missing front teeth and has a round scar on her forehead.
The girls speak Pennsylvania Dutch and one of the girls speaks English, Wells said, per the Monitor.
Police are searching for a small, white four-door sedan. The license plate number isn't known, according to NBC News.
Rural St. Lawrence County has a large Amish population, the second-largest in New York, CBS News reports.
Even though they shun modern conveniences, the the local Amish community is helping law enforcement by getting the word out, Wells noted, per CBS.
"You'd be surprised how quick word spreads," he said.
Anyone who has information regarding this case is urged to call the St. Lawrence Co. Sheriff's at (866) N Y S-AMBER or call 911 to report on a sighting or to provide information, the Monitor reports.
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