By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Aug 15, 2014
The two Amish girls who were abducted from their family’ roadside produce stand Wednesday evening have been found safe.
The children, 6-year-old Delila Miller and 12-year-old Fannie Miller, have been returned to their home in the rural town of Oswegatchie in upstate New York.
“St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but unharmed at a home in Richville, about 13 miles from where they disappeared,” Fox News reports. “She said the girls were dropped off and knocked on the door, asking for help getting home.”
A law enforcement source told WWNY the girls said they had been abducted by two men, who took them to an abandoned house, Fox News reports. “The girls said the men told them not to leave and then left.”
The girls were waiting on what was likely someone posing as a customer at their family’s roadside stand when they were thrown into a car and taken.
The search for the girls had been hampered by the fact that no photos of them existed. Only one of the girls speaks English. Both speak Pennsylvania Dutch.
“The girls are among the youngest of Mose and Barb Miller's 13 children, who range in age from 1 to 21 years,” Fox News reports “The girls routinely took on the chore of selling the fruits, vegetables, jams and other products of the farm.”