Cops: Search continues for two missing Amish girls

Updated: 08/14/2014 5:51 PM
Created: 08/14/2014 11:22 AM WHEC.com
By: Rachel Spotts

You may have seen the roadside alerts. Right now, an Amber Alert remains in effect for the missing seven and 12-year-old girls.

Search crews spent the day searching the family produce stand for Fannie and Delila Miller. The two girls were reportedly abducted after going to wait on a customer at their family's roadside produce stand. That stand is in Oswegatchie – about 200 miles from Rochester and an hour northeast of Watertown.

Investigators released a new description of the girls today. Investigators say seven-year-old Delila Miller is 4’ tall, weighs 50 pounds and has a round scar on her forehead and missing teeth. Twelve-year-old Fannie Miller is about 5’ tall, weighing 90 pounds. We’re also told she is cross eyed. We’re told the suspect’s vehicle is white, four-door sedan.

“We have a fairly decent description of the vehicle but it's not perfect. We don't have an actual make and model, and we don't have a vehicle tag number.” Ed Suk of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says another big challenge is there are no pictures of the girls as photos aren't allowed in the Amish culture. Something else to consider is that English is not their primary language, it’s Pennsylvania Dutch. “Maybe it's at a Thruway rest stop, maybe it's somewhere out in the community. It's possible they may not be wearing Amish clothing any longer but those dialects might be there. So that's something to consider.”

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says they're following numerous leads from the public but they haven't identified any suspects or found the girls or their vehicles.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call 911 or the Saint Lawrence County Sheriff's Department at 315-379-2222.

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