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Numerous tips generated by Amber Alert after kidnapping

Numerous tips generated by Amber Alert after kidnapping
Posted August 14th, 2014 @ 6:52pm by Bud Lowell



Police in northern New York say an Amber Alert has brought in numerous tips about the kidnapping of two young Amish girls. They were taken near the Canadian border Wednesday night. St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells says they'll check each and every one as they look for 12-year-old Fannie Miller and her six-year-old sister Delila.

Sheriff Wells says he wants people to be alert for anything that looks unusual. Although the girls may no longer be dressed Amish fashion they speak in dialect and with a distinctive accent.

Police released a sketch of the 12-year-old. There are no photos because Amish belief doesn't allow photography.


Deputies say the girls went to wait on a customer at the family's roadside stand. A witness saw a passenger in a white, four-door sedan put something into the back seat -- and when the vehicle drove off the children were gone. Deputies, state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents are part of the ongoing search for both girls.


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