Police in upstate New York are searching for two Amish girls believed to have been abducted from their family’s roadside vegetable stand in St. Lawrence Country Wednesday night. The children, 12-year-old Fannie Miller and 7-year-old Delila Miller, were last seen helping a customer who pulled up to the stand in a small, four-door white sedan. A neighbor saw a passenger in the sedan throw something in the back of the car and then climb in the back seat, after which the children had vanished.
State police have issued an AMBER Alert for the girls, who live in the town of Oswegatchie. The abduction happened at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to Syracuse TV station WSYR
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells says the girls speak Pennsylvania Dutch, and one of the girls speaks English, Watertown, New York, TV station WWNY reports.
The children were last seen wearing dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnets. Both have brown hair and brown eyes.
St. Lawrence County Undersheriff Scott Bonno told WSYR, “A tarp has been laid at scene to protect potential evidence at what is believed to be a crime scene.” Bonno says nearly 50 officers were involved in the overnight search, now involving multiple law enforcement agencies including the FBI.
The neighbor who witnessed the abduction did not see the license plate number of the vehicle.