Update: Officials plead for public's help in search for 2 abducted Amish girls
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:26:20 GMT —
Hundreds of law enforcement and other officials are still on the hunt for two young Amish girls who went missing from a farm stand on the side of State Highway 812, near Mt Alone Road, in the Town of Oswegatchie Wednesday.
12-year-old Fannie Miller is described as being white with brown hair and brown eyes, and her eyes are crossed. She is five feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. Her family agreed to the composite sketch out of "concern for their daughter." Officials say the area Amish population are a "solid population" that has been cooperative. Investigators are following up on several leads.
Six-year-old Delila Miller is described as being white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is four feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. She also has a round, circular scar on her forehead and her two front teeth are missing. The family would not allow a sketch of the six-year-old, because of their strongly-held beliefs.
The two girls were last seen in traditional Amish dress, including wearing dark blue dresses, dark blue aprons and black bonnets, but investigators say they could have changed their appearance by now.
Officials are still targeting a white, four-door sedan that witnesses reported seeing at about the time of the abduction.
Police are talking to several potential witnesses, and dive teams are currently searching the Oswegatchie River and the surrounding area. At this point, investigators say they are not ruling anything out in their search for the girls.
â??If you see something, say something. Be an active community member and take initiative and call police,â?? St. Lawrence County officials say.
Police want to talk to anyone who may have seen the girls from 6 pm Wednesday evening on.
There are no pictures of the girls, but officials say they may bring in a sketch artist if they deem it necessary.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the St. Lawrence County Sheriffâ??s Department at (866) NYS-Amber, or dial 911.