An Amber Alert for two Amish girls kidnapped from upstate New York on Wednesday has stumped investigators. Thursday, police released a sketch of one of the two abducted children.
An alleged kidnapping of two Amish girls Wednesday in upstate New York has prompted an Amber Alert.
Officials with the New York State Police issued an emergency bulletin for two girls who were abducted from their vegetable stand in North Country during the evening hours, according to LocalSYR.
Investigators informed the media that the scene of the crime scene where the Amish girls went missing in Oswegatchie is located along a stretch of State Highway 812 (or Mount Alone Road) in St. Lawrence County.
Officials say the two Pennsylvania Dutch girls were last seen waiting on a customer, the driver of a white sedan with four doors. The unnamed witness said an occupant of the vehicle was observed throwing something in and getting into the rear of the vehicle. Moments later, the driver sped off, and the girls along with them.
The direction of travel is unknown, but New York authorities have release the names and descriptions of the kidnapping victims:
Delila Miller: Six, white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs about 50 pounds. She was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet. Delila also has a round scar on her forehead and is missing front teeth.
Fannie Mille: 12, white with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Fannie was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet. The victim is also described as cross-eyed.
County officials say that since the Amber Alert for the girls was issued, their clothing and hair may have changed, but any leads in the case are encouraged to be communicated immediately.
Both Fannie and Delila have pronounced accents in their native Amish dialect. Additionally, the older of the two speaks fluent English, according to sources.
CBS reports that a sketch of at least one of the children has been released. However, due to the parents’ cultural beliefs, the second girl’s identity was not approved for release.
If you have any information regarding the reported kidnapping of the two girls of Amish descent from the Amber Alert, notify the St. Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office at (866) NYS-AMBER or 911.