NEW YORK (PIX11) – Two young Amish girls were abducted from a roadside stand in upstate New York and an Amber Alert has been issued to find whomever took them.
It happened about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday near State Highway 812 and Mount Alone Road in Oswegatchie, a town of about 4,400 in upstate New York near the Canadian border.
The girls – 12-year-old Fannie Miller, and 7-year-old Delila Miller – were at a roadside stand waiting on a customer in a small white four-door sedan when they disappeared, according to an Amber Alert issued for them.
A more detailed description of the car was not available.
Witnesses said they saw someone throw “something” into the back of the car and get into the backseat. Moments later, the car and the girls were gone.
Police are reporting "numerous leads" in the search for the two girls as sheriff's deputies, state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents continue the joint investigation.
Fannie Miller is described as 5 feet tall and about 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She is cross-eyed, authorities said.
Delila Miller is described as 4 feet tall, about 50 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a round scar on her forehead and is missing front teeth, authorities said.
No photos of the girls were released, likely because Amish churches forbid members from posing for face-on photographs.
Both victims are white and were last seen wearing dark blue dresses with blue aprons and black bonnets.
Investigators said the girls may no longer be wearing their Amish garb and their waist-length hair may have been cut. They said the children likely speak in a strong Pennsylvania Dutch accent.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call 911 or the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department at 866-NYS-AMBER.