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Amish Amber Alert: Two sisters abducted from family produce stand

Two young Amish girls were abducted from their family's roadside stand in upstate New York.
Two young Amish girls were abducted from their family's roadside stand in upstate New York.
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Two young Amish girls have been abducted in the New York town of Oswegatchie, located around 250 miles northwest of Albany. An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night immediately after the girls disappeared around 7:30 p.m. The two girls, ages 6 and 12, were working at their family's roadside market when they were abducted. A witness saw them waiting on a customer in a small white 4-door sedan before they disappeared. A passenger had thrown something in the back and gotten into the back seat before the car pulled out. No license plate number is available.

Both of the girls were wearing the traditional dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnets. According to, there are no photographs of the sisters available which is probably because the Amish avoid technology. Delila Miller, the youngest of the girls, has a round scar on her forehead and is missing her two front teeth. Fannie Miller, the eldest, is cross-eyed. The police are searching for the two Amish girls in the area near the Canadian border. The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has received numerous leads, and they are asking that anyone with information to call (866) NYS-AMBER or just call 911.

There are around 10,000 Amish people living in upstate New York. The land is cheaper and more productive than Pennsylvania. This large Amish community is getting the word out in their own way, according to Sheriff Kevin Wells, and he said it is surprising how quickly news will travel among the Amish.

Hopefully, these efforts will result in the safe return of the two Amish girls. Interested people can help by passing the information along through social media. Also, reporting any information that could possibly be relevant could save their lives. Information about which direction the white car may have traveled has not been released.