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Kidnapped Amish Girls Found 36 Miles From Home
Cops believe they were snatched from NY farm stand
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2014 12:46 AM CDT
Updated Aug 15, 2014 7:07 AM CDT
New York State Police crime scene investigators search for clues at a roadside vegetable stand in Oswegatchie, NY yesterday.   (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber-Lago)

(Newser) – Two Amish girls believed to have been abducted from their family's farm stand in northern New York state have been found alive a few dozen miles from where they were last seen. Delila Miller, 7, and her 12-year-old sister, Fannie, were dropped off in a town 36 miles from where they were abducted in Oswegatchie, near the Canadian border, and sought help at a stranger's house, reports ABC. The girls, who had been missing for about 24 hours, "seem to be healthy," but were "cold and wet," the district attorney says. They have been reunited with their family and have been interviewed by investigators.

The girls are among the youngest of the Miller family's 13 children, a neighbor tells the AP. They vanished Wednesday evening after a light-colored car pulled up at the stand and they went to meet it. The district attorney says investigators believe more than one person was involved in the abduction. The investigation was complicated because the family had no photographs of the girls and mostly speaks the German dialect known as "Pennsylvania Dutch," the county sheriff says, but the Amish community did its best to help the search.

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Fred Scuttle
Sep 28, 2014 7:59 AM CDT
Guys, This story went from bad to worse. The people that kidnapped the girls abused them and are child porn peddlers. (Okay, so it's still alleged at this point from a 'legal' stand point.) Please do a search for this story on websites like Syracuse dot com for more information. Please do not slam the parents for this. It's a very tight knit Amish community and things like this are not the norm here. Granted they will be on their guard now. But it's extremely sad that such perverted bags of trash would consider kidnapping children and abuse them just to make porn videos and photos. This community has come to the aid of their upstate neighbors time and time again. (one of the worst lake effect storms to hit this area--and they came out with nothing but hand tools and helped dig their neighbors out from under several feet of snow...And they didn't ask for anything in return.)
Aug 16, 2014 2:47 PM CDT
Running a vegetable stand w/ no adults around? I remember when parents got arrested recently for letting their kid go to the park alone.
Aug 16, 2014 12:22 AM CDT
John Gruden is the kidnapper?